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Sarah Keating, one of 101 convicts transported on the Mary Ann, July 1815
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 60 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Middlesex Gaol Delivery
19th January, 1816
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales
Travelled with 100 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 215 (109)
||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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Penny-Lyn Beale on 11th May, 2020 wrote:
australian Convict Transportation Registers – Other Fleets & Ships, 1791-1868
Name: Sarah Keating wife of Michael
Vessel: Mary Anne
Convicted Date: 14 Sep 1814
Voyage Date: Jul 1815
Colony: New South Wales
Place of Conviction: Middlesex, England
SARAH KEATING, Theft > theft from a specified place, 14th September 1814.
751. SARAH KEATING was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 25th of August , a counterpane, value 1 l. two silver tea-spoons, value 10 s. a silver milk-pot, value 30 s. five silver table-spoons, value 2 l. a chair-cover, value 18 s. two pair of stockings value 8 s. seven sheets, value 3 l. 15 s. two shirts, value 1 l. six knives and forks, value 3 s. a set of bed furniture, value 7 l. the property of Charles Augustin Busby , in his dwelling-house .
CHARLES AUGUSTIN BUSBY. I live in Berner-street ; I have a house there, in the parish of St. Mary-le-bone .
Q. Was the prisoner in August your servant - A. She was.
Q. On the 25th of August did you perceive that you had any silver tea-spoons - A. Yes, I saw three. I afterwards, on the same day, missed some bed-furniture. I charged the prisoner with the theft. Ihave since seen the furniture that I missed; it was produced by the pawnbrokers when I told them I had missed such articles. The prisoner delivered up a duplicate to the officer.
ROBERT MERCHANT. I am a servant to Mr. Buxter, pawnbroker, 15, North-street, Middlesex Hospital, near Berner-street.
Q. to Mr. Burby. The articles that you missed were in your house - A. Yes.
Q. to Merchant. Do you know the prisoner - A. Yes.
Q. Did she ever pledge any articles at your master’s house - A. Yes. I have the articles here; Dyer brings some articles that were pledged with him. I bring bed furniture; counterpane, milk-pot, two tablespoons, three tea-spoons, two sheets, one tablecloth.
Prosecutor. They are my property.
EDWARD DYER . I know the prisoner; she has pledged things at my master’s; two silver tea-spoons, two silver ladles, a pair of sheets, a single sheet, and two shirts.
Prosecutor. They are all my property.
Prisoner’s Defence. My husband has left me three years; I have three small badys, I was in distress, and took these things in hopes to replace them. I was above fifty pounds in debt.
GUILTY - DEATH , aged 36.
[The prisoner was recommended to mercy by the jury, and the prosecutor, on account of her distress and her family.]
Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Justice Dampier.
Possible death 1825
Convict Changes History
Penny-Lyn Beale on 11th May, 2020 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1778 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime