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Sarah Hines

Sarah Hines, one of 94 convicts transported on the Surprize, February 1794

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Sarah Hines
Aliases: Sarah Hinds, Sarah Hynes
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1771
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 22nd June, 1825
Age: 54 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Surprize
Departure date: February, 1794
Arrival date: 17th October, 1794
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 94 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 195 (98)
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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Denis Pember on 20th April, 2016 wrote:

Old Bailey Transcript (t17930529-89)
(http://www.oldbaileyonline.org) 29th May 1793:
SARAH HYNES was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of May , a cotton counterpane, value 1 s. two woollen blankets, value 2 s. a linen sheet, value 2 s. a cotton gown, value 5 s. a linen check apron, value 1 s. a muslin cap, value 1 s. a child’s muslin cap, value 6 d. two cotton frocks, value 1 s. 6 d. a pair of cotton stockings, value 1 s. 6 d. a canvas towel, value 2 d. the goods of Henry Townsend .
- TOWNSEND sworn.
I am the wife of Henry Townsend ; I lost the things in the indictment; the prisoner was my servant at the time I lost my property; I lost a cotton gown I lost two blankets off from her own bed, and one sheet, some were found and some not, my gown she had on when I catched her; I first missed the property the 25th of May; on Saturday she left the house before we were up in the morning and left my door open,I saw her again on Sunday, it was a cotton gown she had on.
I lodge at Mrs. Townsend’s. On Sunday morning we went to take a walk in the park, Mrs. Townsend and I, and I see the servant girl, I was a little before Mrs. Townsend, and I said, here she is, she has got your gown on her back.
Q. Did you ever see Mrs. Townsend wear that gown? - Yes.
Q. Did you stop the girl when you found her in the park? - Yes, I did, and we asked her some questions, she insisted upon not going home with her mistress; she did not answer what her mistress asked her, and we got a constable, she had taken the things to Islington, and some she had sold; she said she sold the sheet and blanket for five shillings; she did not tell me the name of the place only Islington at a clothes shop; the other things she had left at a public house in Islington, she could not tell the sign, but she could shew the place, the person that she said where they were was her mother, and she said it was not her mother, she said that she was a friendless girl, and had been out of the country only a fortnight and had no friend at all.
I am a constable. This blanket and this sheet I got from Sarah Mills on Monday, I went to Islington for, and fetched them from there by Alderman Boydell’s orders; I produce also another small blanket, two linen check aprons, two coarse aprons, a linen sheet, two muslin caps, one cotton frock, a pair of cotton stockings, a canvas towel, a cotton counterpane, and a cotton gown; I got them from the Red Lion Islington, they were left there by the prisoner, I took this gown off her back, she had it on, on Sunday morning when she was taken.
Prisoner. My mistress sent me to Islington to sell them things.
I keep a clothes shop in Islington; I know the prisoner, this is she got the things off, one sheet and one blanket, the sheet is burnt with an iron. (The things deposed to.)
Court to Prosecutor. Did you ever give this girl any authority to carry these things to Islington? - No. I had no character with her, I took her from the office in Snow-hill.
Prisoner. My mistress sent me to Islington to sell them things one Saturday night, by that I went and sold them.
GUILTY . (Aged 21.)
Transported for seven years .
Tried by the London Jury before Mr. RECORDER.

Denis Pember on 20th April, 2016 wrote:

On the 20th April 1800, Sarah married Edward Collins (Convict, Albermarle, 1791) at Sydney.
The 1806 muster recorded Hines [Ref C05558] with Collins [Ref A2135], but Marsden’s list designated Sarah as a ‘concubine’ and her four children (2 male, 2 female) as illegitimate. This may be an error or may reflect Marsden’s opinion that she was living with a man other than her legal husband, or had once done so.

By 1814, it would appear that Collins may have died, or Sarah has moved on to another relationship.
Sarah was described as the wife of Samuel Champness (Convict, “Royal Admiral”, 1800, tried Old Bailey); they had four children living with them in the Sydney district. In 1822 she was described as a widow of the Sydney District, which suggests that she had separated from Champness, who was recorded as a constable of Sydney Gaol in 1823.
Sarah died at the Benevolent Asylum in 1825, stated age 43 but should read 53.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 20th April, 2016 made the following changes:

alias1: Sarah Hinds, date of birth: 1771 (prev. 0000), date of death: 22nd June, 1825 (prev. 0000), gender: f, crime

Denis Pember on 20th April, 2016 made the following changes:

alias2: Sarah Hynes

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