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Harriet Sleigh

Harriet Sleigh, one of 126 convicts transported on the Maria, 15 May 1818

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Harriet Sleigh
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: -
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Maria
Departure date: 15th May, 1818
Arrival date: 7th September, 1818
Place of arrival New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 126 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 26
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

Anonymous on 22nd September, 2011 wrote:

My Great Great Great Grandmother,Harriet was married and had 2 sons at the time of her sentencing, her husband seems to have abandoned the family, leaving them in financial hardship, leading to theft and transportation. harriet married George Kenniwell and raised a family, she died 4/10/1849.

linda morat on 29th May, 2015 wrote:

A letter from Harriet Sleigh thanking Elizabeth Fry can be found in Elizabeth Fry’s biography compiled by Fry’s daughters. A copy can be read on line from website London Lives.
(Perhaps Rev Marsden helped Harriet write this letter.)

linda morat on 30th May, 2015 wrote:

Memoir of the Life of Elizabeth Fry: with extracts from her letters and journals vol 1&2 by Katherine Fry and Rachel E Cresswell is online from googlebooks library Harvard University, archive.org/details/memoirlifeeliza06cresgoog
Harriets letter p294-295. sorry cant find it on London lives anymore.

Convict Changes History

linda morat on 29th May, 2015 made the following changes:

gender: f

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