Lydia Darragh was born in 1729, in Dublin Ireland. She was actually born as Lydia Barringhton until it changed to Darragh when she got married. Lydia was not very well educated because her parents, Mary and John Barringhton didn't have enough money. Since Lydia couldn't be educated she helped her mother clean.
When Lydia got older she started working for General George Washington, in the Revolutionary War. One time the British Troops had a meeting in her house, she had overheard when she was outside that they were going to plan a suprise attack to kill General George Washington.
In the morning she pretended to go and get some flour from the town. What she really did was go and tell the American Troops about the suprise attack that was planned.
When she finally reached the Amercian Troops she told General George Washington about the attack. After that, General George Washington started to get prepared for the attack, and so did his soldiers.
What Lydia didn't know was that one of the colonist found out about her spy work. That colonist immediately went to one of the British Troops and told them.
On December 28, 1789 Lydia Barrington Darragh was killed with a gun once the British had found out about the spy work. She died when she was only 66 years old.