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Sarah Cassidy

Sarah Cassidy, one of 180 convicts transported on the Mary, 13 April 1835

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Sarah Cassidy
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1797
Occupation: Servant
Date of Death: 14th February, 1873
Age: 76 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: Petty larceny
Convicted at: MONAGHAN,IRE
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Margaret
Departure date: 24th January, 1837
Arrival date: 30th May, 1837
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 11 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 30
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

Cristeen Stephens on 27th January, 2016 wrote:

Sarah married Wiliam Marsh in 1837.  She died in the Hyde Park Assylum and was buried at Necropolis (Rookwood) in the Catholic section.

Selma McGoram on 2nd March, 2018 wrote:

SOURCE:New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842: State Archives NSW; Series: NRS 12189; Item: [X640]; Microfiche: 729

NOTE:previous information listed Sarah coming out on the ship Mary, she ACTUALLY SAILED on the Margaret. see attached records.

Iris Dunne on 2nd March, 2018 wrote:

**Note: Duplicate record - the 2 Sarah Cassidy’s are the same person

Certificate of Freedom No.43/2219 dated 27 December 1843, Prisoner No.37/139, Trade:
Country Servant, Offence: Stealing Clothes, Date of Trial: 24 October 1836, Year of Birth: 1797, Wife of William Marsh

Sarah Cassidy Married William Marsh 26 Dec 1837
Death 1873, NSW, Registration No.236

Convict Changes History

Cristeen Stephens on 27th January, 2016 made the following changes:

date of death: 14th February, 1873 (prev. 0000), gender: f, crime

Selma McGoram on 2nd March, 2018 made the following changes:

convicted at, voyage, occupation

Iris Dunne on 2nd March, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1797 (prev. 0000)

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