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Sophia Simmonds

Sophia Simmonds, one of 119 convicts transported on the William Pitt, July 1805

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Sophia Simmonds
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1785
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 20th September, 1837
Age: 52 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Southampton Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: William Pitt
Departure date: July, 1805
Arrival date: 11th April, 1806
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 121 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 367 (183)
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

Denis Pember on 24th May, 2021 wrote:

During November 1808, Sophia was called as a witness in a burglary trial, she was evidently cohabiting with one Daniel Gilmore at the time and he had been involved in the robbery.

On November 6th 1810, Sophia married George Tyrrell at St Phillips, Sydney. 
George Tyrrell was the son of First Fleet couple; William Tyrrell (Convict, Alexander, 1788) and Ann Ward (Convict, Lady Penrhyn, 1788).

I have been unable to locate any children from this union. Indeed in the 1828 Census, 18 years after the marriage the couple are listed, he 39 and she 43, at the bottom of page 375. No family listed.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 24th May, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1785 (prev. 0000), date of death: 20th September, 1837 (prev. 0000), gender: f

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