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Sarah Harris

Sarah Harris, one of 161 convicts transported on the Elizabeth, 20 June 1836

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Sarah Harris
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1811
Occupation: Plain cook, house servant
Date of Death: 1900
Age: 89 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Receiving stolen property
Convicted at: Sussex Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Elizabeth
Departure date: 20th June, 1836
Arrival date: 12th October, 1836
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 161 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 302
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

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

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