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Sarah May

Sarah May, one of 110 convicts transported on the Northampton, December 1814

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Sarah May
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1794
Occupation: Servant
Date of Death: 1834
Age: 40 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: York (City) Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Northampton
Departure date: December, 1814
Arrival date: 18th June, 1815
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 109 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 194 Lancaster Gazette 6 August 1814, p 4
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

Robin Sharkey on 19th October, 2016 wrote:

Sarah May was aged 20 when found guilty, at Lancaster Assizes at York, of stealing. Sentenced to 14 years transportation. Arrived in janaury 1815 on “Northampton”

Lancaster Gazette dated 6 Aug 1814, p4:
“Yorkshire Lamma Assizes.
The following prisoners have taken their trials at these assizes which commenced on 23rd ult [July]  ...
” ... Sarah May, aged 20, for stealing from Christopher Wand, a pocket book, containing several York five guinea notes. Guilty.  To be transported 14 years.”

Convict Changes History

Robin Sharkey on 19th October, 2016 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 194 Lancaster Gazette 6 August 1814, p 4 (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 194), d

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