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Sarah Mcgregor

Sarah McGregor, one of 120 convicts transported on the Kains, 05 July 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Sarah Mcgregor
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1815
Occupation: Nurse girl/servant
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: Shop lifting
Convicted at: Lancaster (Liverpool Boro') Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Kains
Departure date: 5th July, 1830
Arrival date: 11th March, 1831
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 119 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 437 (221)
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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Anonymous on 18th November, 2011 wrote:

Plenty of good information about Sarah McGregor in the Australian Family Tree connections magazine of January 2004. This can be purchased over ebay.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 29th November, 2021 wrote:

1831 - New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents. Kains from England. Mustered;117. Died; 2. In hospital on Board 1. Number Embarked; 120
Indent No; 44
Name;  Sarah McGregor
Age; 16 years
Read & write Catholic, Single
Native Place; Liverpool
Trade or calling; Nurse Girl
Offence; Shop Lifting -
Remarks; This woman was convicted in the Sup. Court Sydney of the Murder of Captain Waldron and sentence of Death, commuted by ... to Three years in penal colony & hard Labour - 12 July 1834

1834 -  The Sydney Herald. Mon 24 Feb 1834. Page 1. LAW INTELLIGENCE.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/12848744?searchTerm=sarah mcgregor

1834 -The Australian. Fri 28 Feb 1834. Page 3. Law Intelligence.
Law Intelligence
Monday. - Judge Burton took his seat on the Bench this morning, when Sarah McGregor, convicted of the murder of Captain Waldron, was placed at the bar, and the following Jury of matrons were impannelled,  whether she was with quick child, she having pleaded to her execution - Mesdames Curtis, Murdoch, Bolton, Chandler, Burns, Bailey, Burns, Le Burn, Long, Hawthorne, Levy, and Dowling. An officer was then sworn to keep the Jury until they had agreed upon their verdict; they then retired, and prisoner was taken out to them. After an absence of a quarter of an hour, they returned into Court, and found that the prisoner, Sarah McGregor, was not with child of a quick child, she might be pregnant, but whether the was with child of a quick child, they could not tell for a fortnight or three weeks. Judge Burton said, he could not take such a verdict, they had better retire and reconsider it, and if they came to the conclusion that she was pregnant, then whether in their merciful consideration they could not find that she was pregnant of a quick child. The Jury on again
coming into Court, found that Sarah McGregor, to the best of their opinion, was not with child of a quick child. They were then discharged.

Definition; Quick child is a fetus that has developed to such a stage that it moves within the womb of the mother.

1835 - Sarah McGregor who (with Mary Malony) was sentenced to death for the wilful murder of Captain Waldron, has received a commutation of her sentence from England, and is to be confined in the third class of the Factory, for three years. During the time McGregor has been waiting His Majesty’s pleasure, she has been confined in Windsor goal, whence she was removed early on Saturday morning, in order to undergo her commuted punishment

Convict Changes History

Madhavi on 13th July, 2021 made the following changes:

surname: Mcgregor (prev. McGregor), date of birth: 1815 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime

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