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Sarah Hutchings

Sarah Hutchings, one of 100 convicts transported on the Providence, 08 December 1825

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Sarah Hutchings
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Southampton, Portsmouth Boro' Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Providence
Departure date: 8th December, 1825
Arrival date: 16th May, 1826
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 99 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 327 (165)
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

Maureen Withey on 25th January, 2020 wrote:

NOTICE.— My Wife, Eliza Kelly, who arrived in this Colony in the Ship Providence, in the name of Sarah Hutchings, having left her home, without any just cause; this is to give notice, that I will not be answerable for any Debt or Debts she may contract, after this notice. D. Kelly.
Murray-street, Nov. 13, 1832.
The Colonist, Fri 23 Nov 1832.

This Could be their marriage: https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD36-1-1p166j2k

At Hobart Town, David Kelly, bachelor, marriage to Eliza Hutchinson (convict)  widow, of this parish, 1 Nov 1826 He signed his name. She put her X.

93. Sarah Hutchings, Providence (2) 1826, Tried at Southampton 20 Oct 1825, 7 years. Transported for ? Larceny. Gaol report orderly ?? Stated this offence, convicted with a man named Philip Hutchings for stealing ten sovereigns from a man’s person. Widow, 3 children.
Offences, etc.:
Supreme Court Hobart, 24 July 1849, Transported for 7 years. Transported for stealing a Coat 15 months Female house of Correction Cascades, 4/8/49.
19/11/50 T.of L. refused. Not eligible, 5/8/51.
July 15/57, (Hospital) Absent without leave, 2 months hard labor. Appd. 18/7/57.
Not eligible for a TL. 4/11/57. Not eligible for T.L. 23/12/57.

Eliza Kelly, and William. McKay, tailor, were then indicted with stealing on the l3th ultimo, from one Jonathan McKatta, residing in Richmond, a great coat valued at 10s., a shirt valued at 1s, and a night cap valued at 6d. The prisoners pleaded Not Guilty, and were defended by C. B. Brewer, Esquire.  From the evidence it was proved that on the evening in question McKatta was at Mr. Bastian’s house in Elizabeth-street drinking in a room adjoining the bar, where the defendants were also present, and that their conversation turning upon a subject which was uninteresting to the prosecutor, he immediately quitted the apartment, and on the cessation of voices, returned to the room when he missed the articles.  Neil Bastian deposed that no other parties had entered the house excepting the defendants at the bar, and upon their going out he remarked McKay had a small bundle, and the female prisoner appeared rather bulky as if something was concealed under her mantilla or shawl. Detective Constable Withers deposed to having apprehended both prisoners at the residence of McKay in Patrick-street, and when accused of the robbery, McKay said “Well you know, we must be roguish occasionally.”  Witness conveyed him to the chief police station, and on the Monday following, which was the 2nd July instant, he (Withers) returned to McKay’s house, and arrested Eliza Kelly as an accomplice. A female named Ann Morgan, being sworn, stated that on the evening of the 30th ultimo her mistress returned home, and instructed her to hang the coat up in the shop with other articles for sale.  Mr. Brewer ably exerted himself in an eloquent appeal, in which he endeavoured to exculpate his clients, but the case appearing clear against them, the jury, after the summing up of His Honor, almost immediately returned a verdict of Guilty against both, when they were remanded for sentence;
Hobarton Guardian, 28 July 1849.

The following prisoners were then placed at the bar, to receive their sentences :
... and Eliza Kelly for stealing a coat, shirt, and a night-cap, the property of Jonathan Mckatta - were each sentenced to be transported for the term of seven years.
Colonial Times, 27 July 1849

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 25th January, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: f

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