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Sarah Pigg

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Sarah Pigg
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1772
Occupation: Dressmaker
Date of Death: 13th November, 1827
Age: 55 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 Life

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Herefordshire Assizes at Hereford
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Mary Anne
Departure date: 16th February, 1791
Arrival date: 9th July, 1791
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 14 other convicts


Primary source: Historical Records of Australia, Vol.1, p225
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Community Contributions

Dennis Nightingale on 5th April, 2015 wrote:

Arrived on the Mary Ann first female convict ship that left England 24/01/1791 and arrived 09/07/1791. Mary Ann was a ship of 298 tons and had been built in 1772 in France. Crime - Stealing 14 yds Lace, 18 yds Edging 4 yds Muslin and 4 Stocking/Handkerchiefs. Sentenced - Death Hertfordshire Assizes. Life in the colonies. First Marriage - 30/01/1795–Thomas Hoskisson (Hodgkis) killed by Aboriginals Lower Blue Mountains Had 3 children. Second Marriage – Thomas Upton 04/06/1803. 8 children. Born in Bishops Storford Hertfordshire UK. Died Windsor NSW Australia

Dennis Nightingale on 4th May, 2015 wrote:

After the murder by aboriginals of her first husband. Sarah received compensation from Governor Hunter in the form of a land grant of 60
acres at Petersham Hill. Four years later she was married to Thomas Upton at Windsor by
Samuel Marden the second Chaplin. They took up farming at McHillar on a gift deed of 25
acres on the Hawkesbury River.

Convict Changes History

Dennis Nightingale on 5th April, 2015 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: Historical Records of Australia, Vol.1, p225 (prev. ), firstname: Sarah, surname: Pigg, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1772, date of death: 13th November, 1827, gender: f, occupation, c

Dennis Nightingale on 8th April, 2015 made the following changes:


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