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Sarah Clark, one of 97 convicts transported on the Lord Sidmouth, 07 September 1822
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Northumberland, Town of Newcastle upon Tyne Assizes
7th September, 1822
27th February, 1823
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 97 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 201 (101)
||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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Ailsa McLaren on 15th September, 2017 wrote:
Convict records state she was previously married to Matthew Clark.
She later married on 14 March 1825, at St David’s, Hobart Town, William SHERWIN - his sister Elizabeth Sherwin was also a convict transported on the Lord Sidmouth in 1822.
D Wong on 16th September, 2017 wrote:
14/3/1825: Married William Sherwin (free) and 23 years old, Sarah was listed as 22 - at St David’s, Hobart.
28/5/1825: William Sherwin born at Hobart.
Conduct record starts 5/9/1826: She is assigned to William Sherwin (her husband) - Intoxicated, absent from her house, sent to the Factory, creating a disturbance, found at the ?? Thistle public house after 8.00 pm, Assaulting her husband, drunkenness, more of the same…
18/8/1832: Threatening the life of her husband - to find Sureties to keep the peace…
24/8/1832 The Tasmanian, Hobart:
Sarah Sherwin, was brought up by warrant, to answer the charge of her husband, William Sherwin, of Liverpool-street, a very industrious, thriving, and seriously disposed man, who prayed sureties of the peace, and stated that he had discovered that his wife, to whom he had been married seven or eight years in this country, was married at
home, and that through her general misconduct he had for some time previous lived apart; that a few days back he was returning in comoany with the Rev. Mr. Miller, both on horseback from Brown’s River, where they had been endeavouring to propagate the Gospel, when he was assailed by threats and abuse from his wife, which he
charitably at that time overlooked ; that again on this day she called at his shop, and asked him for a little tea and sugar, which he refused to give her ; this so enraged her, that she struck him twice, and then took up a knife and swore she would run him through. From this circumstance, although he did not make the complaint
from any ill-will or hatred towards her, but because he was in bodily fear, he prayed sureties of the peace. The poor lost creature, who seemed sensible of her destitute and forlorn situation, having no separate maintenance, upon being called upon for her defence, acknowledged she had done wrong, adding that her husband shewed her
very little Christianity in refusing her a little tea and sugar. Being unable to find sureties, she was committed to gaol.
C1838: Husband William Sherwin died - he had a very good business as a Currier and Tanner and General Dealer in Liverpool Street, Hobart.
There is a married for a Sarah Sherwin to Robert Hilton on 3/9/1845, Hobart. Robert Hilton arrived per Gilmore 1839. He died in 1850.
Convict Changes History
Ailsa McLaren on 15th September, 2017 made the following changes:
gender: f, crime
D Wong on 16th September, 2017 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1803 (prev. 0000)