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Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith, one of 90 convicts transported on the Princess Charlotte, 27 March 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Sarah Smith
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1806
Occupation: Housemaid
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Princess Charlotte
Departure date: 27th March, 1827
Arrival date: 6th August, 1827
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 89 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 136
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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Tony Beale on 6th October, 2021 wrote:

Old Bailey Online
1566. SARAH SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of August , 1 sovereign, 2 half-crowns, and 5 shillings, the monies of William Mudd , from his person .

WILLIAM MUDD. I am a tailor , and live in St. Helena-place. On the 13th of August, about a quarter-past twelve o’clock at night, I was going from Sadler’s-well, to the top of Rosamond-street - the prisoner accosted me, and asked me to go with her; we got into conversation for about three minutes; she was throwing her arms about my waist - she then turned off from me, and though at first she wanted money, she did not then ask for any; I had taken liberties with her, and had not paid her, but I was to have done so; as she was turning away, I put my hand into my pocket, and missed one sovereign, two half-crowns, and five-shillings, from my left-hand waistcoat pocket - I seized her arm - a sovereign and a shilling were left; I asked her to give me my money - she denied having it - I took her to the watch-house, and stated to the night constable what I had lost; she said she would soon show what money she had - put her hand in her pocket, and pulled out the two half-crowns and five shillings; the officer told her to put her hand into her pocket again - she did so, and pulled out three penny pieces and between them was the sovereign.

THOMAS MARKHAM . I am an officer, and was in the watch-house when Mudd brought the prisoner; he thought at first he had one shilling more, but he recollected afterwards he had spent a shilling; the prisoner said she had had good luck that night, and would soon show what money she had; she pulled out two half-crowns, five shillings, and a sixpence, and said that was all she had; I said, “Come, now I must have a search;” she put her hand into her pocket again, and pulled out 3d., and between them was the sovereign, which she said she did not know she had, but gentlemen were in the habit of giving a sovereign, instead of a shilling, in the dark.

Prisoner’s Defence. This man was in the company of two women - he left them and came to me - he took me up a court and offered me a shilling, which I took, and put into my pocket; he wanted to take very indecent libertles with me - I would not let him, and he gave charge of me.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Fourteen Years

New South Wales, Australia, Certificates of Freedom, 1810-1814, 1827-1867 (NRS 12210) Butts of Certificates of Freedom 1841 June 16. No 41/786. 4’ 11 1/4” ruddy complexion, light brown hair and grey eyes. Wife of W Tobin. At Port Macquarie. Convicted 14/9/1826

Tony Beale on 6th October, 2021 wrote:

Sarah Smith in the New South Wales, Australia, Convict Applications for the Publication of Banns, 1828-1830, 1838-1839
Name: Sarah Smith
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1806
Age: 33
Arrival year: 1827
Arriving Vessel: Bussorah Merchant 1
Spouse Name: William John
Spouse Gender: Male
Spouse Birth Year: 1807
Spouse Age: 32
Spouse Arrival Year: 1829
Spouse Vessel: Princess Charlotte
Marriage Year: Abt 1839
Application Date:29 Jun 1839
Application Place: Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
William Tobin (not John) Rev John Cross

Convict Changes History

Tony Beale on 6th October, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1806 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation

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