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Sarah Day

Sarah Day, one of 89 convicts transported on the Brothers, 20 November 1823

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Sarah Day
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1806
Occupation: Nursery maid
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 14 years

Crime: Robbing a person
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Brothers
Departure date: 20th November, 1823
Arrival date: 5th April, 1824
Place of arrival New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 90 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, 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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Maureen Withey on 10th March, 2020 wrote:

One of 39 women on board “Brothers” who landed in NSW.
Surgeon’s Comment on Conduct on board during the voyage.

Sarah Day - extremely good

Maureen Withey on 10th March, 2020 wrote:

Surgeon’s Journal of Her Majesty’s Female Convict Ship Brothers, Mr James Hall, Surgeon
16th October 1823–15th May 1824 Adm. 101/13/6

Sarah Day, age 18, Feb 3.
A delicate made girl, who had been on the town. Having had her bowels confined for several days, with a slight general indisposition; she was seized in the night by a pain in the bowels and a purging. The pain ceased. Half an hour ago she was suddenly seized by a pain in the course of the colon; pain increased, and removed to the umbilicus, where it is now excessively acute, and she screams in a terrific manner; the pain remits for 5 or 10 minutes; it is accompanied with globus hystericus; the pain when present is mitigated by pressure. The menses have just appeared: the pulse unaffected; tongue clean.”

There is a very detailed account of her illness and the treatment she was given before she was discharged on March 10.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 11th January, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary’s Papers, Main Series of Letters Received.
Offence; Robbing her Master
Age; 18
Health; Good

Penny-Lyn Beale on 11th January, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents. Brothers - 1824
Indent No; 29
Name; Sarah Day
Trade or calling; Nursery maid
Trial where & Date; Newgate - 25 June
Sentence; 14 years
Age; Year of birth; 1806
Native Place; London
Height; 5 ft. 0 1/4
Eyes; Grey
Hair; Brown
Completion; Fair
Remarks [Behaviour on board ship] Excellent
Additional remarks noted against name; Unmarried Protestant
Certificate; C40/478

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 10th March, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: f

Penny-Lyn Beale on 11th January, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1805 (prev. 0000), crime

Penny-Lyn Beale on 11th January, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1806 (prev. 1805), occupation

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