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Sarah Stevenson

Sarah Stevenson, one of 101 convicts transported on the Lucy Davidson, 10 July 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Sarah Stevenson
Aliases: Stephenson
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1812
Occupation: Nurse girl/servant
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft~simple larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lucy Davidson
Departure date: 10th July, 1829
Arrival date: 29th November, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 100 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 108
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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D Wong on 4th April, 2019 wrote:

Old Bailey:
SARAH STEVENSON, Theft > simple larceny, 9th April 1829.

845. SARAH STEVENSON was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of February, 1 dress, value 20s.; 7 yards of silk, value 20s.; 2 cloaks, value 10s.; 5 caps, value 10s.; 2 petticoats, value 5s.; 4 plates, value 4s.; 1 dish, value 1s.; 2 spoons, value 4s.; 3 gowns, value 7s.; 8 cups, value 2s.; 8 saucers, value 2s.; 1 pelisse, value 4s.; 1 shawl, value 4s.; 1 row of beads, value 2s.; 1 apron, value 2s.; 1 pair of snuffers, value 2s.; 1 shift, value 1s.; 1 pair of pockets, value 1s.; 1 image, value 6d.; 2 pieces of embroidered cloth, value 2l., and 4 pieces of bed furniture, value 3s. , the goods of James Ralph.

GUILTY. Aged 16.
Transported for Seven Years.

Sarah Stevenson was 17 years old on arrival.
Native Place: London.

Sarah was literate, single, 5’1” tall, ruddy and pockpitted complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes.

Assigned to William Penninghton (Parmington?) at Pitt Street Sydney.

23/6/1831: Permission to marry James Drew (Southworth 1822) at Maitland. 
Sarah was 19 and on bond - James was 28 and free.
1838: James
1842: Fanny
1846: Sarah Jane.

James Drew died in 1849 - no death date found for Sarah.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 4th April, 2019 made the following changes:

alias1: Stephenson, date of birth: 1812 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime

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