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Sarah Holt

Sarah Holt, one of 140 convicts transported on the Henry Wellesley, 17 July 1837

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Sarah Holt
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1787
Occupation: Framework knitter
Date of Death: 1851
Age: 64 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: Larceny
Convicted at: Nottingham Town Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Henry Wellesley
Departure date: 17th July, 1837
Arrival date: 22nd December, 1837
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 139 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 97 (50)
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

Sharon Kenny on 12th January, 2017 wrote:

Sarah Holt (nee Roughton) was born in Bingham, Nottinghamshire.  Sarah married Henry Holt in 1809 in Nottingham, and they had 9 children. 

One of their daughters, Louisa Murdin, was also a convict and sent to Tasmania.

Sarah was able to pay for her return voyage back to England, where she continued her life in crime.

Convict Changes History

Sharon Kenny on 12th January, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1787 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1851 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime

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