Sarah Curran was born in Priory, Newmarket in 1782. Her Fatherís name was John Philpot Curran. She had a boy friend, Robert Emmet, who often visited her. He was arrested and was executed in 1803. After Emmettís death, she went mad and would not eat for long time, and became seriously ill. Her father was treating her very badly so she moved to Tivoli, Cork with friends of the family. During her stay there, she met a man named Captain Sturgeon. After repeated proposals, Sarah consented to marry Captain Sturgeon. Sarah married Captain Sturgeon on November 24, 1805 in Glanmire, Cork. After Sarahís marriage Captain Sturgeon went to Sicily. Sarah died on May 5, 1808. Her body was brought back to Newmarket and buried in the Protestant Graveyard, Main Street.
Sarah Curran was born at Priory, Newmarket in 1782. She was 20 when she had her first boyfriend Robert Emmet. Her father didnít know about this love until after Robert Ďs arrest. Some letters connecting Emmet with a member of the Curran family, were discovered on his person, when arrested. Straight away the people ordered a search of the Priory, Rathfuarham. Further evidence of Emmetís guilt was found then and this together with the letters and documents found on his person, were instrumental in proving his complicity in the rising. After Emmetís execution Sarah became very ill. Sarah's father treated her so unfair that she left the priory. So she moved to Tivoli, in Cork. During her stay she met Captain Sturgeon. Captain Sturgeon asked Sarah to marry him, and to his surprise Sarah said yes. Her health was improving. She married Captain Sturgeon on November 24, 1805 at Glanmire, Cork. Soon after the marriage the captain was drafted to Sicily. This change of climate it was thought, would greatly benefit Sarah, but it came too late. In just over two years the Sturgeons returned to England where shortly afterwards she died, on may 5, 1808.
by Kevin O'Sullivan
|Mr Curranís fair daughter was born in Priory
Park, Newmarket . She was born
in 1782. Sarah was
barely twenty when she became a friend of Robert Emmet who always visited
. Her father was unaware of this until after Emmetís
capture. He was in touch a lot
with Sarah trying to get out of the country. After Emmetís
very well. She left Priory, Newmarket and went to live with
the Penroses, friends of the family, in Tivoli, Cork.
Sarah married Sturgeon and went to England
and died on May 5th, 1808. She was buried
in Newmarket Protestant church graveyard
. The Protestant church is closed down for a long time.
by David Guiney
Stories researched by the boys using the 'History of Newmarket', written by Br. Allen