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Sarah Radford

Sarah Radford, one of 90 convicts transported on the Louisa, 21 August 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Sarah Radford
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1807
Occupation: House servant
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Stealing money
Convicted at: Devon Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Louisa
Departure date: 21st August, 1827
Arrival date: 3rd December, 1827
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 89 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 276
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

amy wan on 9th November, 2017 wrote:

20 yrs old.number19 single

D Wong on 10th November, 2017 wrote:

Radford Sarah Louisa 1827 December 1827 - AO NSW Convict Indent Fiche No. 668:
Age 20. Reads and writes. House servant from Devonshire. Tried at Exeter 27 March 1827 and sentenced to transportation for life for stealing notes. 5ft 3in, fresh fair complexion. Dark brown hair, dark brown eyes, Good looking ingenuous countenance. Assigned to Frederick A. Hely on arrival.

1829: Application to marry: Radford Sarah Louisa 1827 Sydney - application to marry Thomas Ryan ‘Ann & Amelia’
1830: Married Thomas Ryan at St Mary’s, Sydney (Catholic) - 1832 son James Ryan born.

1833: TOL Sydney.

1838: Application to marry John Broom per ‘Princess Royal’
1838: Married at Scots Church, Sydney - 2 children listed on the NSW BDM George 1845 and Samuel 1849. (Sarah listed as RETFORD on the NSW BDM).

** On John Broom’s Certificate of Freedom which was granted on 16/1/1829 it states “cleared out on the ship “Harmony” for Calfornia on the 18th January 1850”. Another notation states “Cleared out on “Marianne ****” for H B Town on 17/4/1841” - Presumably Hobart Town.

There is a death listed for a Sarah Broom on the NSW BDM in 1858.

Convict Changes History

amy wan on 9th November, 2017 made the following changes:

gender: f, occupation, crime

D Wong on 10th November, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1807 (prev. 0000)

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