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Sarah Barnes

Sarah Barnes, one of 106 convicts transported on the Active, Albermarle, Atlantic, Barrington, Britannia, Mary Ann, Matilda, Salamander and William and Mary, January 1791

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Sarah Barnes
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 16th November, 1775
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 9th July, 1853
Age: 77 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Grand larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Active, Albermarle, Atlantic, Barrington, Britannia, Mary Ann, Matilda, Salamander and William and Ann
Departure date: January, 1791
Arrival date: 9th July, 1791
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 994 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 116
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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D Wong on 14th November, 2015 wrote:

Old Bailey:
SARAH BARNES, Theft > grand larceny, 13th January 1790.

Reference Number: t17900113-90
Offence: Theft > grand larceny
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Transportation

SARAH BARNES was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of January, eight quart pewter pots, value 8 s. six pint ditto, value 2 s. the property of Thomas Elliott .

I am a publican , at the Plow, King’s-gate-street, Bloomsbury . My boy informed me he had lost eight quarts and six pints, on the 7th of this month.
On Thursday, the 7th, about ten o’clock, I was informed some things were in Cross-lane, at a house there; I went and forced the door open, and found the prisoner there, walking about the room; and this pan was on the fire; and this metal on the fire; and this pot partly melted in the pan: she endeavoured to conceal it; and throwing some water on it, had like to have scalded us both. I found in the room these six quart pots: I have had them ever since in my possession.

I was in the room with Freeman, and found these pots, and the pan on the fire.
Elliott. I missed them on the 7th of this month, about nine in the morning; my name is upon five of them, and this is half melted; two of them has Mrs. Gill’s name, who kept the house before me; I took every thing in the house, when she left it.

I was out of the house when the pots were brought in. I know they took the opportunity to take them into my room while I was out.
Transported for seven years.

Sarah was 15 years old on arrival in NSW.
12/8/1792: Married James Bradley (Scarborough 1788)and had 10 children.

1828 Census: Bradley, James, 64, free by servitude, Scarborough, 1788, 7 years, Protestant, labourer, Kissing Point, 30 acres, 20 acres cleared, 5 cultivated
Bradley, Sarah, 53, Mary Ann, 1791, 7 years, Protestant.

9/7/1853: Sarah died at Kissing Point and is buried in St. Anne’s church cemetery, Ryde NSW.

James died on 16 Feb 1838 at Kissing Point and is buried in St Anne’s church cemetery Ryde also.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 28th May, 2015 made the following changes:

date of death: 1853 (prev. 0000), gender: f

D Wong on 14th November, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 16th November, 1775 (prev. 0000), date of death: 9th July, 1853 (prev. 1853), crime

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