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Charles Sago

Charles Sago, one of 190 convicts transported on the Phoenix, 04 March 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Charles Sago
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1802
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1851
Age: 49 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Housebreaking
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Phoenix
Departure date: 4th March, 1828
Arrival date: 14th July, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 190 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 323 (163)
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 4th July, 2014 wrote:

Charles was 25 years old and his occupation was a ‘ship’s cook and steward’.

Old Bailey:
CHARLES SAGO was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling house of James Chorley , on the 17th of October , at St. George, and stealing 2 waistcoats, value 3s., and 1 gown, value 2s., his property.

1842: TOL Melbourne
1/3/1848: CP

1842:  Charles Sago wed Mary Sibbald, Church Of England St James, Melbourne.

Charles Sago and Mary Sibbald (b1821 Edinburgh and died 1884 bendigo)christened Charles 1844, Margaret 1844, Benjamin 1846, there was also David 1847-1927.

Charles’ parents are John Sago and Sarah Carver, who were from Norfolk where their first two children were born, why they moved to London when Charles was born is unknown. It is believed they returned to Norfolk sometime after Charles’ birth.

Charles was assigned to John Cubitt of Windsor NSW initially and then sometime between 1828 & 1837 Charles was transferred to work for the Ryries who had a property at Monaroo, NSW. Charles continued to work for William Ryrie at his property “Yering” in the Healesville VIC area from about 1837, where he and Mary had their first three children and where the whole family stayed until about 1848. William Ryrie must have been a kind master as Charles and his family stayed working for him even though Charles had received his TOL in 1842 and was free to leave.
1851: Inquest into his death from 1851 - he supposedly died when he rolled on his own knife in a state of intoxication, though he may have suicided - he stated “it was all my own doing” before he died. Charles died in Melbourne.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 4th July, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1802 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1851 (prev. 0000), gender: m

D Wong on 26th March, 2015 made the following changes:


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