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Sarah Cross

Sarah Cross, one of 101 convicts transported on the Lucy Davidson, 10 July 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Sarah Cross
Aliases: Sarah Lewin
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1808
Occupation: Servant of all work
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Warwick Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lucy Davidson
Departure date: 10th July, 1829
Arrival date: 29th November, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 100 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 110
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

Maureen Withey on 29th August, 2019 wrote:

Sydney Gazette, 12 July 1832
Absconded prisoners.
Sarah Cross, No. 29-428, Lucy Davidson, 24, All-work, Staffordshire, 5 feet, hazel eyes, light brown hair, ruddy freckled pock-pitted comp. from Female Orphan School.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 5th January, 2022 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents. Ship; Lucy Davidson
Indent No; 34
Name; Sarah Cross
Age; 21 years,[1808]  Reads, Married - 1 Child
Native Place; Staffordshire
Trade or calling; Allwork & ...
Offence; Stealing Caps
Trial; Warwick - 13 Oct 1828 - 7 years. 2 previous convictions
Height; 5 ft.
Noted against name; HUSBAND; Convicted and Expected as Thomas Cross

1830 - Sydney Gaol, Description & Entrance Book. Date; 2 Jun 1830.
Offence; Absenting from her Service. Sentence; 3rd Class - Six Weeks.

1834 - New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts’ Applications to Marry
No; 63
Sarah Cross. Age: 22 [1812]. Ship; Lucy Davidson. 7 years. Bond.
Spouse: Joseph Lavin. Age; 25. Ship; Minstrel. 7 years. Free.
Refused 22 Apr 1834. Not allowed. The female being already married
Rev J Keane. Bathurst.

1836 - Certificate of Freedom. Conditional Pardon - C36/257. Date; 16 April 1836.

1836 - Australia, Marriage Index,
Name: Sarah Cross & Spouse: Joseph Lewin
Date: 1836 - Abercrombie District, Bathurst, New South Wales
Volume Number: V

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 29th August, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1808 (prev. 0000), gender: f

Penny-Lyn Beale on 5th January, 2022 made the following changes:

alias1: Sarah Lewin, occupation, crime

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