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Sophia Gough, one of 101 convicts transported on the Amphitrite, 21 August 1833
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||31st August, 1833
life span was 53 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Worcester Quarter Session
21st August, 1833
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales
Travelled with 98 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 218
||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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D Wong on 11th July, 2014 wrote:
On the 31st of August 1833 the Amphitrite ran aground on a sandbank in sight of Boulogne and it was apparent to locals that the ship was in grave danger as it was low tide and the locals knew that it would soon be swamped by the massive tide. Attempts were made by the French to save the passengers and crew but assistance was refused by Captain Hunter.
108 female convicts, 12 children and a crew of 16 were on board and only 3 of the crew survived.
Kate Fearnall-Heath on 22nd May, 2018 wrote:
Gerald Stone’s book ‘Beautiful Bodies’ maintains that Sophia was pregnant & expected to give birth at sea when she boarded. They were drowned in the shipwreck at Bologne-sur-mare. Stone’s book maintains she was a prostitute & her crime was robbing a drunken customer.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 11th July, 2014 made the following changes:
date of death: 31st August, 1833 (prev. 0000), gender: f