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Sarah Lane

Sarah Lane, one of 99 convicts transported on the Competitor, 09 June 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Sarah Lane
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1799
Occupation: All country work
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Competitor
Departure date: 9th June, 1828
Arrival date: 10th October, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 98 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 415 (209)
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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Tony Beale on 30th October, 2020 wrote:

Old Bailey Online

Sarah Lane b 1799
770. SARAH LANE was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of February , 1 shawl, value 7s. , the goods of Sarah Nicholas , and Simon Latter .

JAMES HARRIS . I am a pawnbroker. On the 23d of February, at ten o’clock at night, the prisoner came to pawn this shawl for 4s.; 1 suspected it was stolen, and asked where she had got it; she said she had just bought it at Messrs. Nichols for 6s.; but as there was a ticket marked 16s. 6d. on it, I detained her.

GEORGE WHIPPLE . I am apprentice to Sarah Nichols and Simon Latter, pawnbrokers , Ratcliffe ; this shawl is theirs, and was safe between five and six o’clock that evening; I did not miss it till Mr. Harris came.

GUILTY . Aged 29.

Transported for Seven Years .

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 From London reads single protestant 5’1” fair pock pitted complexion dark brown hair brown eyes Assigned Quarter Mr Lloyd

New South Wales, Australia, Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930 for Sarah Lane
11/12/1828 Absconding and theft 12 months 3rd class at factory and her head shaved

New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts’ Applications to Marry, 1826-1851
Granted 4/1/1834 Sarah Lane 35 bond (7yrs) per ship Competitor approved to marry James Lee free (7yrs) per ship Neptune (2) Rev J E Keane Bathurst

New South Wales, Australia, Certificates of Freedom, 30/3/1835 no 35/209

Tony Beale on 5th November, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 Bound Indentures occupation servant of all work

Convict Changes History

Tony Beale on 5th November, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1799 (prev. 0000), gender: f, crime

Tony Beale on 5th November, 2020 made the following changes:


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