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Sarah (the Elder) Shurwell

Sarah Shurwell (The elder), one of 110 convicts transported on the Northampton, December 1814

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Sarah (the Elder) Shurwell
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Berks (Boro of Reading) Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Northampton
Departure date: December, 1814
Arrival date: 18th June, 1815
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 109 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 189 (96)
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

Maureen Withey on 24th December, 2019 wrote:

Journal of Dr Joseph Arnold, Ship’s Surgeon aboard the Northampton
Dr. Joseph Arnold’s Log:
Sunday June 4th. Departed this life Sarah Thurwel, aged about 50. This old woman came on board in a bad state of health, being of a broken constitution; on our way to Rio Janeiro she suffered with a dropsical complaint which disappeared entirely. Soon after leaving Rio Janeiro she was attacked with chronic Dysentery wh resisted all means of cure. This woman has two fine daughters on board, one of whom is in keeping [?] of Mr Theim [?] surgeon of the ship, her husband and son are also transported, all for the same offence. They were farmers residing near Reading [?] and have some relations there in good circumstances. 39o50S 139o42E (The numbers indicate the position of the ship at the time - probably added afterwards, from information from the Captain).

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 24th December, 2019 made the following changes:

firstname: Sarah (the Elder) (prev. Sarah (The elder))

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