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Sophia Lewis

Sophia Lewis, one of 262 convicts transported on the Lady Penrhyn, Scarborough and Alexander, January 1787

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Sophia Lewis
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1758
Occupation: Servant
Date of Death: 3rd November, 1816
Age: 58 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lady Penrhyn, Scarborough and Alexander
Departure date: January, 1787
Arrival date: 22nd January, 1788
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 293 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 11 (7)
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

Miranda Corner on 14th April, 2016 wrote:

Commited suicide after her abusive husband left her.

D Wong on 14th April, 2016 wrote:

Sophia Lewis was transported for stealing handkerchiefs, coat and cash with a value of 39 shillings. She was 29 years old in May 1787.

24/3/1788: Married James Walbourn/e (Scarborough 1787) – they had 2 sons.

1800: James was charged with assault on his wife and they were ordered to divide the property and, taking one child each, to live apart.

Convict Changes History

Miranda Corner on 14th April, 2016 made the following changes:

date of death: 1816 (prev. 0000), gender: f

D Wong on 14th April, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1758 (prev. 0000), date of death: 3rd November, 1816 (prev. 1816), occupation, crime

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