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Sarah Bateman

Sarah Bateman, one of 127 convicts transported on the Mary, 03 June 1823

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Sarah Bateman
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1795
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
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 a watch
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Mary
Departure date: 3rd June, 1823
Arrival date: 5th October, 1823
Place of arrival New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 126 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 64
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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Tony Beale on 8th November, 2020 wrote:

Old Bailey Online

1476. SARAH BATEMAN was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of August , one watch, value 4 l.; one chain, value 1 s.; two seals, value 30 s.; one handkerchief, value 5 s., and eight shillings , the property James Nantze .

JAMES NANTZE . I am a carpenter . I fell in company with the prisoner on the 12th of August, about twelve o’clock, in Holborn. I stopped up in a door way out of the rain; she asked me to go home, and said I need not be afraid, for she had a decent room of her own. I said I would go for an hour or two out of the rain; she took me up Frying-pan Alley , up one pair of stairs. I put my breeches on a chair by the bedside. I had 16 s. in silver, a watch and seals, and a handkerchief in my hat, which was on the table; she fastened the door herself - she got up about six o’clock in the morning, and went out of the room; she returned As soon as I got up, I missed 8 s. out of 16 s., and enquired for an officer - I got one at last, and Ballard produced my handkerchief. I had given her no money - I drank nothing but a glass of gin and water. I had been out with a friend - I was not intoxicated - I supposed her to be a girl of the town. I told her I only wanted a place of shelter. I did not go to bed till three o’clock in the morning; the rain began about twelve o’clock.

JOHN BALLARD . I am an officer. On the 12th of August, about eight o’clock, I was fetched, and took the prisoner to Hatton-garden. I went to a room next to the house the prisoner lodged in, and saw a pocket between the bed and sacking, concealed in the bed, also a silk handkerchief, and 4 s.

ELIZABETH HOLTON . The prisoner lived in the same house as I did; the pocket was found in the room next door. She was absent after the robbery; I had heard her going in and out that morning.

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JAMES NANTZE . I swear to the handkerchief, and one shilling is split in two.
Prisoner’s Defence. He was very drunk, and the door was open all night.

GUILTY . Aged 27.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before W. Arabin, Esq.

Convict Changes History

Tony Beale on 8th November, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1795 (prev. 0000), gender: f, crime

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