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Sarah Edwards

Sarah Edwards, one of 170 convicts transported on the Tory, 26 April 1848

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Sarah Edwards
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1827
Occupation: Plain cook, house servant
Date of Death: 2nd March, 1894
Age: 67 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing a gown etc.
Convicted at: Salop, Shrewsbury Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Tory
Departure date: 26th April, 1848
Arrival date: 6th August, 1848
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 168 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 303 (153)
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

D Wong on 16th May, 2014 wrote:

Sarah Edwards was 22 years old on arrival in VDL.

Sarah was 5’0½” tall, fresh complexion, light brown hair, hazel eyes, scar above right thumb, single, can read.

22/1/1850: Married Charles (William) Manser (Duncan 1840) they had 8/9 children.

2/3/1894: MANSER.-On Friday morning, March 2, at
her late residence, 38, Hill-street, Sarah,
the wife of Charles Manser, sen., Bothwell.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 16th May, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1827 (prev. 0000), date of death: 2nd March, 1894 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime

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