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Sarah Chambers

Sarah Chambers, one of 90 convicts transported on the Princess Charlotte, 27 March 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Sarah Chambers
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1809
Occupation: Housemaid
Date of Death: 1871
Age: 62 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stole clothing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Princess Charlotte
Departure date: 27th March, 1827
Arrival date: 6th August, 1827
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 89 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 136
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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Jen Parsons on 24th August, 2013 wrote:

Stole a pair of shoes

D Wong on 24th August, 2013 wrote:

Sarah Chambers was 17 years old when convicted of stealing a pair of shoes, value 3s.

20/1/1830: Married James Parsons/Pearson (Guildford 1827) they had 3 children.

23/5/1832: TOL for good conduct in service, Patrick Plains.

I have her death in 1874 at Newcastle.

Maureen Withey on 29th August, 2019 wrote:

Sarah was tried at the Old Bailey.

SARAH CHAMBERS, Theft - grand larceny, 14th September 1826.

1683. SARAH CHAMBERS was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of July , 1 pair of shoes, value 3s. , the goods of Edward Healy .

HARRIET BOWSER . I live with my brother, Edward Healy, a shoe-make , in Holborn . On the 19th of August I saw the prisoner in the shop, about twelve o’clock - she said she was a servant, and her mistress had sent her to buy a pair of shoes; she brought a pair, as a pattern; I missed a pair from a parcel of eight, and accused her of it - she said she was surprised at me - I called my brother, who sent for an officer - they were found under her dress.

JOHN WOODWARD. I am an officer. I saw the prisoner take the shoes from under her dress.

GUILTY. Aged 17.

Transported for Seven Years .

Convict Changes History

Jen Parsons on 24th August, 2013 made the following changes:

date of death 1871, gender, occupation, crime

D Wong on 24th August, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1809

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