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Sarah Harris, one of 161 convicts transported on the Elizabeth, 20 June 1836
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||Plain cook, house servant
|Date of Death:
life span was 53 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 302
||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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Christine Barker on 25th June, 2020 wrote:
Sarah married in Narellen in NSW Australia to Mathew Mason (Free Settler)on the 4th July, 1837.
Mathew sailed for Australia as a free settler on the ‘Sovereign’. He was born in May, 1802.
He was from Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
The couple received permission to marry on the 13th of June, 1837.
The marriage was registered at Cobbity, Narellan, NSW.
Registration No: 1837
(Australian Marriage Index, 1788 - 1950).
(New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts’ Applications to
Marry,1826 - 1951).
Sarah’s ‘X’ mark is shown on the Marriage Certificate.
They lived in Penrith in NSW during their married life.
Sarah received her freedom officially on the 29th December, 1843.
(New South Wales, Australia, Certificates of Freedom, 1810 - 1814, 1827 - 1867).
The couple had 10 recorded children most of whom lived to adulthood.
They are both interred in Sydney.
Convict Changes History
Christine Barker on 25th June, 2020 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1811 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1900 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime