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Sarah Poole

Sarah Poole, one of 101 convicts transported on the Amphitrite, 21 August 1833

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Sarah Poole
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1793
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 31st August, 1833
Age: 40 years

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: Stealing
Convicted at: Notts. Town Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Amphitrite
Departure date: 21st August, 1833
Arrival date: 1833
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 98 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 217 (110) - Gerald Stone "Beautiful Bodies
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

D Wong on 11th July, 2014 wrote:

On the 31st of August 1833 the Amphitrite ran aground on a sandbank in sight of Boulogne and it was apparent to locals that the ship was in grave danger as it was low tide and the locals knew that it would soon be swamped by the massive tide. Attempts were made by the French to save the passengers and crew but assistance was refused by Captain Hunter.
108 female convicts, 12 children and a crew of 16 were on board and only 3 of the crew survived.

Kate Fearnall-Heath on 22nd May, 2018 wrote:

Gerald Stone’s book ‘Beautiful Bodies’ maintains Sarah was 40 when she was transported & drowned on the shipwreck which would make her birthdate abt 1783. She was caught with stolen goods & pled Guilty

Gail Robyn Newman on 8th September, 2021 wrote:

Sarah is described as plump and rosy cheeked, softly spoken, practical-minded and never one to make a fuss- she pleaded guilty when charged with stealing among other things a basket of laundry and a barrel of butter - it is reported that she whispered “I am going to a watery grave” before being hauled up on the deck of the Amphitrite

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 11th July, 2014 made the following changes:

date of death: 31st August, 1833 (prev. 0000), gender: f

Gail Robyn Newman on 8th September, 2021 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 217 (110) - Gerald Stone "Beautiful Bodies (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 217 (

Gail Robyn Newman on 8th September, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1793 (prev. 1797)

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