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Sarah Pratt

Sarah Pratt, one of 119 convicts transported on the Sovereign, 15 April 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Sarah Pratt
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1803
Occupation: Dairymaid
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 14 years

Crime: Simple larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Sovereign
Departure date: 15th April, 1829
Arrival date: 3rd August, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 120 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 42
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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D Wong on 14th January, 2016 wrote:

Old Bailey:
SARAH PRATT, Theft > simple larceny, 4th December 1828.

Reference Number: t18281204-29
Offence: Theft > simple larceny
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Transportation

SARAH PRATT was indicted for stealing, on the 20th October , 4 handkerchiefs, value 8s.; 5 sheets, value 15s., and 2 gowns, value 10s. , the goods of Matilda White , her mistress.
MATILDA WHITE . I am single, and live in Titchbourne-street , Edgware-road. The prisoner was in my service for about six weeks, and had lived with me before - I went on the 8th of October to Tonbridge-wells for my health; I returned on the 21st of October, and she was gone - I found only a char-woman there, whom I had before employed; I had entrusted my house to the prisoner - I missed five sheets, two gowns, and some other things, which have been given up to me; I had always found the prisoner honest before.
JAMES HILLVER . I live with a pawnbroker, in the Edgware-road. I have five sheets, four handkerchiefs, and a table-cloth, pawned by the prisoner at different times after the 16th of October.
JAMES GILL. I live with Mr. Baker, a pawnbroker, of Upper George-street. I have two gowns, pawned by the prisoner in October.
HENRY RICHARD BUCKERIDGE . I took the prisoner on the 4th of November; she had a bonnet on which her mistress had lost - a great deal more property has been given up by other pawnbrokers. (Property produced and sworn to.)
The prisoner put in a written Defence, pleading distress, and representing the prosecutrix to be a woman of the town.
GUILTY . Aged 25.
Transported for Seven Years.

1834: TOL, District of Murray.

NSW BDM has a marriage listed in 1834 Sarah Pratt/George Sutherland –
George Sutherland arrived per ‘Florentia’ 1827 and got a TOL in the District of Murray, Sarah also got her TOL in the District of Murray – no proof it was them but worth keeping in mind.  No children were listed.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 14th January, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1803 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime

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