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Lydia Sarah Hart

Lydia Hart, one of 99 convicts transported on the Competitor, 09 June 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Lydia Sarah Hart
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1811
Occupation: Needlewoman
Date of Death: 1864
Age: 53 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Fraud
Convicted at: Somerset Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Competitor
Departure date: 9th June, 1828
Arrival date: 10th October, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 98 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 416 2. Bapsitim & Birth Dates: Anglican Parish Registers. Somerset Archives & Local Studies, South West Heritage Trust, Taunton, England, P. 15 [of 116]. 3. Date and Location of 1st Trial: Somerset Gaol Registers and Description Books. Somerset Archives & Local Studies, South West Heritage Trust, Taunton, Somerset, England, p. 170 [0f 231]. 4. Date and Location of 2nd Trial: Home Office: Criminal Reg
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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slp23davis on 1st March, 2020 wrote:

CAUTION: This Lydia Sarah Hart (181-1864) is NOT to be confused with the Lydia HART (1784-1879) who was transported to VDL with her daughter Elizabeth/Eliza Sweetingham and her grandson Alexander Sweetingham (4y/o)on the ‘Eliza’, 03 November 1829.

slp23davis on 22nd March, 2020 wrote:

Baptised: 13 Oct 1813, Freshford, Somerset, England

Tony Beale on 29th October, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 Bound Indentures 1827-1828 From Bath England could read and write single protestant. Also a shoe binder, 4’ 9” ruddy fair complexion dark brown hair hazel eyes.

Lydia Hart in the New South Wales, Australia, Convict Applications for the Publication of Banns, 3/8/1830
Name: Lydia Hart
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1812
Age: 18
Arrival year: 1828
Arriving Vessel: Isabella 1
Spouse Name: Joseph Thomas
Spouse Gender: Male
Spouse Birth Year: 1801
Spouse Age: 29
Spouse Arrival Year: 1818
Spouse Vessel: Competitor 2
Marriage Year: Abt 1830
Application Date: 3 Aug 1830
Application Place: Saint John Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia - Samuel Marsden Chaplin
He is employed by A Doolan of Parramatta and is described as of good character. The note says he is a dealer in Parramatta and is well able to support a wife. He has a ToL no 28/301 She is described as of good character and permission is given by her master William Harvey

New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) View title info Wed 24 Dec 1834 [Issue No.147]  Page 905
CERTIFICATES OF FREEDOM. Lydia Hart Competitor (2)

New South Wales, Australia, Certificates of Freedom, 20/10/1834 cert no 34/1453 Still the wife of Joseph Thomas

lin on 17th August, 2021 wrote:

Tony Beale on 29th October, 2020 wrote:Lydia Hart in the New South Wales, Australia, Convict Applications for the Publication of Banns, 3/8/1830
Name: Lydia Hart
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1812
Age: 18
Arrival year: 1828
Arriving Vessel: Isabella 1
Spouse Name: Joseph Thomas
Spouse Gender: Male
Spouse Birth Year: 1801
Spouse Age: 29
Spouse Arrival Year: 1818
Spouse Vessel: Competitor 2
Marriage Year: Abt 1830
Application Date: 3 Aug 1830
Application Place: Saint John Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia - Samuel Marsden Chaplin
He is employed by A Doolan of Parramatta and is described as of good character. The note says he is a dealer in Parramatta and is well able to support a wife. He has a ToL no 28/301 She is described as of good character and permission is given by her master William Harvey
I think he got the ships wrong.

Convict Changes History

slp23davis on 1st March, 2020 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 416 2. Bapsitim & Birth Dates: Anglican Parish Registers. Somerset Archives & Local Studies, South West Heritage Trust, Taunton, England, P. 15 [of 116

Ann Marie Gould on 7th July, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1811 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1864 (prev. 0000)

Tony Beale on 29th October, 2020 made the following changes:

occupation

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