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Sarah Acton

Sarah Acton, one of 151 convicts transported on the Lady Juliana, June 1789

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Sarah Acton
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1795
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lady Juliana
Departure date: June, 1789
Arrival date: 3rd June, 1790
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 246 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 21 (12) http://www.australian-english-genealogy.com/Lady Juliana.html
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Community Contributions

Steve Matthews on 4th January, 2013 wrote:

Stealing ten pigs

Dorothy James on 11th August, 2014 wrote:

Sarah was tried at the Old Bailey in London on 14/01/1789 (Ref:t17890114-9)for stealing 10 live suckling pigs valued 20 shillings, the property of Simon Shearman on 31/12/1788. The pigs were found under her bed. Sarah denied the charge but was found guilty. She died on 25/12/1795 in Norfolk Island & is buried there.

Convict Changes History

Steve Matthews on 4th January, 2013 made the following changes:

source, date of death 1795, crime

Steve Matthews on 4th January, 2013 made the following changes:


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