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Charles Sago, one of 190 convicts transported on the Phoenix, 04 March 1828
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 54 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 323 (163)
||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’.
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
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: