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Sarah Keating

Sarah Keating, one of 101 convicts transported on the Mary Ann, July 1815

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Sarah Keating
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1778
Occupation: Servant
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Mary Anne
Departure date: July, 1815
Arrival date: 19th January, 1816
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 100 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 215 (109)
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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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

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