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Phebe Sullivan

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Phebe Sullivan
Aliases: Phoebe Sullivan
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing money
Convicted at: Middlesex
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: America
Departure date: 30th December, 1830
Arrival date: 9th May, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 181 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Conduct Record, Marriage Record. Old Bailey online.
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Maureen Withey on 15th April, 2020 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 15 April 2020), October 1830, trial of PHOEBE SULLIVAN (t18301028-237).

PHOEBE SULLIVAN, Theft > pocketpicking, 28th October 1830.
2081. PHOEBE SULLIVAN was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of October , 2 sovereigns, the monies of John Barber , from his person .
JOHN BARBER. I am a mariner . Last Wednesday night I met the prisoner - she accosted me, and I went home and slept with her; I had two sovereigns and some silver when I went with her, and I expected I had the same when I went out with her in the morning - the sovereigns had been wrapped in a bit of paper, and were in my trousers pocket, which I put on the chair by the bed side; I had slept in the night, and we both got up together in the morning - we went out, had a glass of liquor, and then parted; I soon felt a heavy drowsiness come over me - I then went back to her room, and when I got back I missed the two sovereigns out of the paper, and two shillings were put in instead of them; I do not know that I had missed any silver - I had given her some.
WILLIAM DIXON (a blind youth). I know Phoebe Sullivan by her voice; she was nursing my mother - and a little after eight o’clock that evening she gave me two sovereigns to take care of for her.
WILLIAM MARLOW . I am the officer. I took the prisoner on the Thursday morning, and found nothing on her; I took her to the station-house - I made her no promise or threat; but in going to the office she said she had a sovereign and a half at home, and half a sovereign she had spent abroad; she said it was the sailor’s money - I went back, found this blind lad, and got the two sovereigns - when I went back she said she merely wanted to frighten him out of half a sovereign; she had not changed it.
Prisoner. My intention was to give them back to him; I never was here in my life.
GUILTY . Aged 29. - Transported for Seven Years.
Tasmanian Appropriation Record.
No.189. Phoebe Sullivan, 34, trade - all work, to Mr Jarrett.
Tasmanian Conduct Record. https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON27-1-1$init=CON27-1-1p7
189. Phebe Sullivan, Per America 9 May 1831. Tried at Middlesex 28 Oct 1830, 7 years. Transported for stealing £2 the person. Gaol report – not known at Newgate before.  Single Stated this offence, stealing 2 sovereigns from the person, once for Vagrancy, 14 days. Six years on the Town.
April 21 1832. Ret. Tot the Ho. Of Correction for … to perform her duty.

Tasmanian Marriage Records. https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD36-1-2p85j2k
Daniel Cooke of this parish, widower, to Phoebe Sullivan (convict) of this parish, spinster, per America. Were married 1 August 1833 in the Church of the parish of Hobart Town.  Both signed with X.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 15th April, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Conduct Record, Marriage Record. Old Bailey online. (prev. ), firstname: Phebe, surname: Sullivan, alias1: Phoebe Sullivan, alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of death: 0000, gend

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