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Sophia Langford

Sophia Langford, one of 94 convicts transported on the Surprize, February 1794

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Sophia Langford
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1825
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Surprize
Departure date: February, 1794
Arrival date: 17th October, 1794
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 94 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 197 (99)
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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Community Contributions

Anonymous on 28th July, 2012 wrote:

Sophia Langford was sentenced along with Sarh Townsend for stealing a wooden box containing some medicine powder, value 1s., from Mary Price.

Sophia was 20, single, 5’2" tall, brown hair, grey eyes and fresh complexing.

22/3/1795: Had a child Richard to John Shaw, conceived on the voyage.  Shaw was a cooper and crew member of the Surprize.

1801: Aged 29 was living with Thomas Allwright (Active 1791).
1806: Still with Allwright, she had a TOL and had 5 children, all illegitimate. By 1810 Sophia and Allwright had parted.

1822: Aged 50 living with Thomas Wheeler (Admiral Gambier 1811) a baker in Sydney.

1/6/1825: Died as Sophia Allwright, aged 56.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 28th July, 2012 made the following changes:

date of death 1825-00-00, gender f

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