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Sarah Coleman

Sarah Coleman, one of 97 convicts transported on the Britannia, January 1798

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Sarah Coleman
Aliases: Wilkinson, Salmon
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 25th April, 1777
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 4th May, 1853
Age: 76 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: Stealing
Convicted at: Devon Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Britannia III
Departure date: January, 1798
Arrival date: 18th July, 1798
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 99 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 237 (119)
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

Julie Black on 10th April, 2014 wrote:

Sarah married George Wilkinson (convict) 16/4/1799 at Parramatta, NSW. Sarah then married Thomas Salmon (convict- ship Archduke) 20/04/1818 at Castlereagh, NSW.
Sarah obtained land grants and became very prominent in the Parramatta region. Sarah died at the Coach & Horses Hotel, Church St, Parramatta, which was then owned by her son, Thomas Wilkinson.

Denis Pember on 7th March, 2017 wrote:

Sarah was tried on 27 Jul 1795 and sentenced to death for stealing a cloth cloak and other goods. Royal mercy was extended on condition she was transported for seven years. She was described as a spinner, four foot eleven and three quarter inches tall, black hair, hazel eyes and a sallow complexion.

Denis Pember on 11th March, 2017 wrote:

Sainty & Johnson; 1828 Census of New South Wales:
Page 329….
[Ref S0031] Salmon, Thomas, 59, TL, Archduke Charles, 1813, 14 years, Settler, Castle Hill.
[Ref S0032] Salmon, Sarah, 51, FS, Britannia, 1798, 7 years.

Convict Changes History

Julie Black on 10th April, 2014 made the following changes:

alias1: Wilkinson, alias2: Salmon, date of birth: 25th April, 1777 (prev. 0000), date of death: 4th May, 1953 (prev. 0000)

D Wong on 10th April, 2014 made the following changes:

date of death: 4th May, 1853 (prev. 4th May, 1953)

Jo Meldrum on 24th February, 2017 made the following changes:

gender: f

Denis Pember on 7th March, 2017 made the following changes:


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