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Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith, one of 1063 convicts transported on the Neptune, Scarborough and Surprize, December 1789

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Sarah Smith
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1772
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 31st May, 1857
Age: 85 years

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 7 years

Crime: Grand larceny
Convicted at: Old Bailey
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Neptune, Scarborough and Surprize
Departure date: December, 1789
Arrival date: 26th June, 1790
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 1071 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 32
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

donald mc dougall on 8th November, 2014 wrote:

Married JOHN COBCROFT 1842 at Wilberforce 47 years after the birth of their 1st child

Kathleen Cobcroft on 25th May, 2020 wrote:

Free settler, often confused with another Sarah Smith who was transported on the Juliana in the same fleet: https://convictrecords.com.au/convicts/smith/sarah/70140 Lived with John Cobcroft for many years as “Mrs Cobcroft” and finally married privately in 1842.

Bruce Wallace on 25th May, 2020 wrote:

This woman is my 4X Great Grandmother. She is not a convict. She arrived in 1790 on the Neptune. She was one of a handful of free settlers that arrived on the second fleet.

Convict Changes History

donald mc dougall on 8th November, 2014 made the following changes:

convicted at, date of birth: 1772 (prev. 0000), date of death: 31st May, 1857 (prev. 0000), gender: f, crime

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