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Sarah Johnson, one of 97 convicts transported on the Britannia, January 1798
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||4th July, 1783
|Date of Death:
||11th May, 1840
life span was 58 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 240
||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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Louise O'Brien on 15th June, 2020 wrote:
Sarah was only 14 years at the time and was caught stealing clothing.
Maureen Withey on 15th June, 2020 wrote:
Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 15 June 2020), October 1797, trial of SARAH JOHNSON (t17971025-9).
SARAH JOHNSON, Theft > grand larceny, 25th October 1797.
590. SARAH JOHNSON was indicted, for feloniously stealing, on the 19th of October , a linen shirt, value 6s. a linen shift, value 2s. a check linen apron, value 10d. a black silk bonnet, value 3s. and a scarlet cloth cloak, value 6d. the property of Philip Baldwin .
ELIZABETH BALDWIN sworn. - I am the wife of Philip Baldwin. Last Thursday I lost the things named in the indictment; I left them in the house for a quarter of an hour, and when I came back again, the prisoner was gone with the property.
SARAH WORLIDGE sworn. - I saw the prisoner go out with the things about three o’clock, and I followed her across the fields; I desired her to stop and throw the things down, she said she had nothing, and I followed her till she did throw them down.(The constable produced the property, which was deposed to by the prosecutor.)
Prisoner’s defence. I did it from necessity and want.
GUILTY (Aged 14.)
Transported for seven years .
Tried by the second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron HOTHAM .
Convict Changes History
Louise O'Brien on 15th June, 2020 made the following changes:
date of birth: 4th July, 1783 (prev. 0000), date of death: 11th May, 1840 (prev. 0000), gender: f, crime