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Harriet Sleigh, one of 126 convicts transported on the Maria, 15 May 1818
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Middlesex Gaol Delivery
15th May, 1818
7th September, 1818
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 126 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 26
||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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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: