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Sarah Nelson

Sarah Nelson, one of 109 convicts transported on the Midas, 22 July 1825

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Sarah Nelson
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
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: -
Convicted at: Lancaster Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Midas
Departure date: 22nd July, 1825
Arrival date: 17th December, 1825
Place of arrival New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 108 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 278
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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Penny-Lyn Beale on 17th April, 2020 wrote:

Australian Convict Transportation Registers - Other Fleets & Ships, 1791-1868
Name: Sarah Nelson
Vessel: Midas
Convicted Date: 25 Oct 1824
Voyage Date: 22 Jul 1825
Colony: New South Wales; Tasmania (Van Diemen’s Land)
Place of Conviction: Lancaster Quarter Sessions.  Lancashire, England
Sentence 7 years.

Transported for for stealing from the Govner ?? Goal. Convicted twice before stated this office ? - 12 months for stealing winning appeal in Marches ?????
New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842
Arrived 1825 - Midas
Name: Sarah Nelson
Date of conviction: 25 Oct 1824
Place of Conviction: Lancaster
Vessel: Midas
Port of Arrival: New South Wales
Date of Arrival: 1825
1828 - Marriage.  Australia, Marriage Index, 1788-1950
Name: Sarah Nelson
Spouse Name: George Aitchison
Marriage Date: 10 Jun 1828
Marriage Place: Tasmania
Registration Place: Hobart, Tasmania
Registration Year: 1828
Registration Number: 1126
Page 43. Marriages solemnized in the Parish of Hobart Town in the County of Buckingham in the year 1828
No 169.
George Aitchison of this Parish Bachelor
Sarah Nelson (Convict) of this Parish Spinster
married in this Church by bans with the consent of this tenth day of June in the year 1828. Wm Besford Chaplin

George singed his name
Sarah X her mark
Robert Smith of Hobart Town
Jahn Bryand of Hobart town
1830 - Birth of Child George Aitchinson 11 Aug 1830
Baptized 1830
F; George Aitchinson
M; Sarah Aitchinson
Registered Green Ponds.
Residence - Oatlands
Fathers Occupation - Joiner

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 17th April, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: f

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