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Sarah Jackson

Sarah Jackson, one of 97 convicts transported on the Britannia, January 1798

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Sarah Jackson
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1753
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Britannia III
Departure date: January, 1798
Arrival date: 18th July, 1798
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 99 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 239 (120)
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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D Wong on 31st August, 2015 wrote:

Old Bailey:
SARAH JACKSON, Theft > theft from a specified place, 30th November 1796.

Offence: Theft > theft from a specified place
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Transportation

SARAH JACKSON was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 2d of November , two cotton bed-curtains, value 20s. one linen bed-head cloth, value 4s. a linen vallance, value 2s. two woolen blankets, value 2s. two pillows, value 12d. a linen and wollen bed-quilt, value 4s. a looking-glass in a walnut-tree frame, value 2s. a copper teakettle, value 1s. 6d. two brass candlesticks, value 1s. a flat iron, value 6d. and a copper saucepan, value 12d. the property of Robert Stukey , the same being in a lodging room let by contract by him to the said Sarah Jackson .
ROBERT STUKEY sworn. - I keep a lodging-house, No. 10, Worship-street ; I let a lodging to the daughter of the prisoner,Mary Jackson , for the use of both the daughter and mother; the daughter came first, the mother came in the evening; they were to give 3s. 6d. a week; they came in a month ago last Thursday; I had a suspicion the things were gone, but could not get into the room till last Thursday night; when I went in, the prisoner asked me what I wanted; I told her
I had a suspicion she had taken the curtains away; she said, what of that, I mean to get them home on Saturday night; I immediately told her, if she did not deliver up the duplicates, or tell me where the property was, I would send for an officer; she gave me, in the course of a quarter of an hour, five duplicates (producing them;) when she had given me them, I told her that was not the whole, and sent for an officer; he said, she had got some more, and she said, it was a lie; he searched, and found a pocket-book in her bosom, with about fifty duplicates in it, seven of which were of my things, besides those she had given me; all the things, but the copper saucepan, are in Court now.

CHRISTIANA STUKEY sworn. - I was present at the letting of the lodging; it was let to Mary Jackson, the daughter of the prisoner, for the use of herself and her mother; they were to pay 3s. 6d. a week; we had a suspicion they had taken away some of the things, but did not go into the room till Thursday last; the first things we missed were the curtains from the bed, then we missed two pillows, and the rest of the things mentioned in the indictment; they were in the room when the lodging was let.(The things were produced in Court by the several pawnbrokers, and deposed to by the prosecutor.)

Prisoner’s defence. I meant to fetch the things out again, I did not leave the place.
The prisoner called four witnesses, who gave her a good character.
GUILTY . (Aged 43.)
Transported for seven years.

Sarah Jackson was 43 years old, a widow, 4’6” tall, fair complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes.  Native place was Bath

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 31st August, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1753 (prev. 0000), gender: f, crime

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