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Sarah Steer

Sarah Steer, one of 123 convicts transported on the Majestic, 01 October 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Sarah Steer
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1816
Occupation: Dairymaid
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 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Devon Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Majestic
Departure date: 1st October, 1838
Arrival date: 22nd January, 1839
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 122 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 335 (169)
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

D Wong on 8th July, 2015 wrote:

Sarah Steer was 22 years old on arrival and was transported for ‘Stealing blankets’ - she a a previous conviction for the same crime.

Sarah was 5’0 3/4” tall, fair complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes, 3 moles on left cheek, single, 2 years on the town.

17/5/1841: married Henry Daw (Norfolk 1835) he was 30 with a TOL and Sarah was 25 - no children listed.

25/2/1845: TOL

Convict Changes History

J'aime Steer on 7th July, 2015 made the following changes:

gender: f

D Wong on 8th July, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1816 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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