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Sarah Kirtland

Sarah Kirtland, one of 121 convicts transported on the Morley, 17 May 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Sarah Kirtland
Aliases: Kertland
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Pocket picking
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Morley
Departure date: 17th May, 1820
Arrival date: 30th September, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 123 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 328
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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Maureen Withey on 26th July, 2019 wrote:

Hobart Town Gazette, 4 Mar 1825
Absconded prisoners

Sarah Kertland, wife of Robert Rawley, 24, 5 ft. 3 in. brown hair, brown eyes, 25 years of age, tried in Middlesex, December 1819, sentence 7 years, arrived in the Colony per Morley 1820, native place, London, absconded Feb. 17, 1825, from the service of Dr. Desailly, Jericho.—£2 Reward.

Maureen Withey on 16th February, 2020 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 16 February 2020), December 1819, trial of SARAH KIRTLAND (t18191201-98).
SARAH KIRTLAND, Theft > pocketpicking, 1st December 1819.

97. SARAH KIRTLAND was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of October , one watch, value 30 s., and one key, value 2 d., the property of James Day , from his person .

JAMES DAY . On the 28th of October, about a quarter after nine o’clock in the evening, I met the prisoner in Holborn with another woman, they accosted me, and asked for something to drink; I said No, for I was going to Aldgate. When I was in Brook-street they wanted me to go with them, I said I could not, and turned down a court to get out of their way. The prisoner took my watch out, and gave it to another woman. I held her - the people said,

“Let her go!” She struck me with force; I still held her. The watchman came up, and I gave her in charge. As we went along she said if I did not keep off she would fetch me down. I did not intend to go any where with her. I was sober.

THOMAS EDMUNDS . I am a watchman. I was in Brook-street, heard the cry in Fox-court , and saw the prosecutor, who had hold of the prisoner, and gave her in charge for robbing him of his watch and giving it to another girl.

Prisoner’s Defence. I saw a mob, and went to see what was the matter - the prosecutor was being ill-used by some men, I persuaded him to come away, and he gave me in charge.

GUILTY . Aged 25.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON13-1-2$init=CON13-1-2p56  and following pages.
List of female convicts from Morely (3),  Master, Brown, in 1820, who landed at Hobart, not Sydney.

Sarah Kirtland, Convicted at Middlesex G.D., 1 Dec 1819, 7 years.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 26th July, 2019 made the following changes:

alias1: Kertland, gender: f

Maureen Withey on 16th February, 2020 made the following changes:


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