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Sarah Fox, one of 170 convicts transported on the Tory, 17 March 1845
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 10 years
||Lancaster, Manchester Boro' Quarter Sessions
17th March, 1845
4th July, 1845
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 170 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 255 (129). Tasmanian Archives.
||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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Nell Murphy on 27th August, 2017 wrote:
Sarah FOX (proper name Sarah BELL) was convicted at Manchester, England on 5 Sept 1844 for Larceny - stealing money from the person. Previous offences for stealing and vagrancy. Previous sentence was also for transportation - under the name Sarah BELL. This sentence - 10 yr transportation. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Tory’ arriving 4 July 1845. Ship surgeon’s report: “industrious and good”.
Aged 25yrs; Factory girl & housemaid; single woman; can read; Church of England; 5’ height; fair complexion; lt brown hair; blue eyes; tatoo of initials on left arm.
Native place: St. Katherine’s Docks.
Sisters: Betsy & Katherine
Brothers: William & John (ref. Convict Indent)
6 months Probation Period.
1846: Absent without leave. Sent to the Female Factory, Hobart for 4 months.
17 Dec 1850: Ticket of Leave granted.
16 Nov 1852: Conditional Pardon approved.
31 Jul 1847: Application for permission to marry - to James SPARKES (transported per ‘Canton’). ref. 52/1/2 pg 414.
30 Aug 1847: Marriage - Church of England Chapel at Buckland, Sarah FOX, adult, spinster in private service to James SPARKES, full age, widower. (ref: Spring Bay district 37/1/6 no. 1405)
Convict Changes History
Victoria Crack on 6th February, 2013 made the following changes:
Nell Murphy on 27th August, 2017 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 255 (129). Tasmanian Archives. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 255 (129)), ali