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Sarah (the Younger) Shurwell
Sarah Shurwell (The younger), one of 110 convicts transported on the Northampton, December 1814
Name, Aliases & Gender
||Sarah (the Younger) Shurwell
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 58 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Berks (Boro of Reading) Quarter Sessions
18th June, 1815
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales
Travelled with 109 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 189 (96)
||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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Maureen Withey on 24th December, 2019 wrote:
Journal of Dr Joseph Arnold, Ship’s Surgeon aboard the Northampton. Entry regarding the death of her mother, Sarah Thurwell, the elder, on board 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).
Her sister Elizabeth was also on board.
Convict Changes History
Maureen Withey on 24th December, 2019 made the following changes:
firstname: Sarah (the Younger) (prev. Sarah (The younger)), gender: f