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Sarah Coffee

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Sarah Coffee
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1819
Occupation: Needlewoman
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 1 years

Crime: Deception
Convicted at: Hobart
Sentence term: 1 years
Ship: -
Departure date:
Arrival date*: -
Place of arrival -
Passenger manifest -
* Arrival date is estimated


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts; arrivals
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 11th July, 2016 wrote:

Sarah COFFEE arrived free to the Colony of Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ‘Boadicea’ (ref. 414145 7 Feb 1836)aged 16yrs, however was subsequently convicted at the Hobart Supreme Court, January 1838 for concealing the birth of her child.

Native place of birth: Wexford, Ireland.
Sisters - Susan and Eliza, at F. Kemp Esq., Hobart
Brother - William, living with their uncle William.

1838: Aged 19yrs; single; can read & write; Protestant.

To serve 12 months hard labour at the Female House of Correction, Hobart.

Nell Murphy on 11th July, 2016 wrote:

Coffee family arrival on the ‘Boadicea’ from London to Hobart, Feb 1836:
Eliza, aged 15yrs
Sarah, aged 16yrs
Susan, aged 18yrs
Margaret, aged 21yrs.

Eliza was admitted to the Queens Orphan School, New Town (nr Hobart) 19 July 1836 until 9 March 1837 when she was released to an employer Lt. Young, Swanport. (Ref. SW28, Boadicea. Orphan 1015)

Ref, not yet located for her brother William whom she stated was living here.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 11th July, 2016 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts (prev. ), firstname: Sarah, surname: Coffee, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of death: 0000, gender: f, occupation, crime

Nell Murphy on 11th July, 2016 made the following changes:

term: 1 years, source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts; arrivals (prev. Tasmanian Archives - convicts), date of birth: 1819 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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