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Sarah Dawson

Sarah Dawson, one of 184 convicts transported on the Gilbert Henderson, 10 December 1839

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Sarah Dawson
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Lancaster, Liverpool Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Gilbert Henderson
Departure date: 10th December, 1839
Arrival date: 24th April, 1840
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 183 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 144
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 22nd April, 2020 wrote:

Cornwall Chronicle, 7 Oct 1843.
In accordance with the Act or Council 6th Victoria, No. 18, I hereby give notice that His
Excellency the Lieutenant Governor has been pleased to approve of the solemnization of matrimony between the undermentioned parties:
John Perry, free, and Sarah Dawson, per Gilbert Henderson, Launceston.

Don Weston on 18th July, 2021 wrote:

(Conduct Record CON 40/4) (Description List CON 18/23) (Appropriation List MM 33/7)
Permission to marry - Sarah Dawson (Gilbert Henderson) to George May (Free) Jul 1842 (CON 52/2 p 118)
Permission to marry - Sarah Dawson (Gilbert Henderson) to John Perry (Free) Jan 1843 (CON 52/2 p 151)
Permission to marry - Sarah Dawson (Gilbert Henderson) to Henry Weston (Free) Jan 1844 (CON 52/2 p229) (RGD 37/3 REG 757)
Marriage Certificate – Henry Weston to Sarah Dawson at Launceston on 12 Feb 1844 (RGD 37/3 REG 757) RGD 37 757/1844)
Children Abraham (AOT 300467) Born Launceston 13 Jan 1845 (RGD 33 REG 663)
Died Launceston 31 Mar 1845 Age 11 weeks (Edmund (AOT 286082) (RGD 35 REG 325)
Arthur William (AOT 300466) Born Launceston 23 Feb 1846 (RGD 33 REG 1159)
Died Launceston 25 May 1846 Age 3 months (RGD 35 REG 536)
Jane (AOT 300468) Born Hobart 11 Aug 1847 (RGD 33 REG 211)
Died Hobart 15 Oct 1847 Age 9 weeks (Sarah (AOT 286052) (RGD 35 REG 1675)

Sarah (AOT 113166) re-married Thomas Gaton (AOT 151056 ) Hobart 1849
Children Un-named male (AOT 14581) Stillborn Hobart 27 Jan 1849 (RGD33 REG 1312)
  Thomas (AOT 14580) Born Hobart 12 Aug 1850 (RGD 33 REG 2694)
  Died Hobart 7 Oct 1850 Age 2 months (RGD 35 REG 308)

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 22nd April, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: f

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