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Sarah North

Sarah North, one of 101 convicts transported on the Friendship, June 1817

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Sarah North
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1798
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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: Stealing
Convicted at: Bristol Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Friendship
Departure date: June, 1817
Arrival date: 14th January, 1818
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 101 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 349 (176)
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

Phillip Doherty on 9th April, 2017 wrote:

Sarah married Samuel Jones who was a sailor on the “Friendship”. They went on to have 4 children. Sarah worked as a “washerwoman”, during part at least of her convict sentence, for John Redman who owned the Australia Hotel at The Rocks. Sarah was left a widow around 1828-30. It is likely that she is the Sarah North who died in Sydney around 1863 with no other details known. I am a descendant (Srah was a paternal g.g.g. grandmother and have limited but some other information. Her crime was the theft of five silk handkerchiefs to the value of 18 shillings from a Thomas Carlisle. At that time she was described as a “market girl”.

D Wong on 9th April, 2017 wrote:

Sarah and Samuel married at St Phillips in Sydney in 1818.

Colonial Secretary Papers:
NORTH, Sarah. Per “Friendship” 1818

1818 Jan 14:  On list of convicts on board “Friendship” (Reel 6047; 4/1740 p.63)

1818 May 4,5: Re permission to marry at Sydney (Reel 6006; 4/3498 p.202)


1810 Jan 10: On list of sworn constables for the Town of Parramatta for the Governor’s approval (Reel 6042; 9/2736 p.8)

JONES, Samuel: 1818 May 4,5 - Re permission to marry at Sydney (Reel 6006; 4/3498 p.202)

JONES, Samuel: 1820 Nov 24 - Store receipts of for salt pork (Reel 6051; 4/1748 p.136)

JONES, Samuel. Came free per “Friendship”, 1817
1821 Sep 8: Constable. On list of all persons victualled from H.M. Magazines; with wife (Reel 6016; 4/5781 p.63)

1822 Dec 27-1825 Feb 25: On pay lists of constables employed at Sydney (Reel 6029, 4/7016A pp.14-216, 4/7016B pp.6-208 & 4/7016C pp.23-384; Reel 6030, 4/7016D pp.20-91; Reel 6061, 4/1779 pp.154b, 163b & 4/1780 pp.190b, 207b, 222b)

1824: On list of constables doing duty in Sydney and its environs requiring slop clothing (Reel 6017; 4/5782 p.94)

1824 May 22, Jun 4,11: On lists of constables doing duty for the town of Sydney and its vicinity who are entitled to a weekly ration (Reel 6061; 4/1779 pp.97b, 119b, 140b)

1825 Jan 20: Resigned from position of constable at Government Domain (Reel 6063; 4/1785 p.46)

1825 Oct: Of Macquarie Street. Memorial (Fiche 3139; 4/1842B No.428 p.775)

Samuel was listed in the 1825 Census - but was no longer listed in the 1828 Census.

1828 Census:
North Sarah, 30, free by servitude, Friendship, 1818, 7 years, Protestant, washerwoman, Philip Street Sydney
Jones, Thomas, 10, born in the colony, with Sarah North, washerwoman, Philip Street Sydney
Jones, James, 5 and a half, born in the colony, with Sarah North, washerwoman, Philip Street Sydney
Jones, Sarah, 3, born in the colony, with Sarah North, washerwoman, Philip Street Sydney
Jones, Catherine 1, born in the colony, with Sarah North, washerwoman, Philip Street Sydney

Convict Changes History

Sarah on 24th October, 2012 made the following changes:


Cherie Daniel on 27th July, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1798 (prev. 0000)

Phillip Doherty on 9th April, 2017 made the following changes:

gender: f

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