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Sarah Tennant, one of 121 convicts transported on the Morley, 17 May 1820
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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|Date of Death:
life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Surrey Quarter Session
17th May, 1820
30th September, 1820
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales
Travelled with 123 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 330
||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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Edward Bear on 31st December, 2015 wrote:
THE MORNING CHRONICLE TUESDAY JAN 18 1820 ISSUE 15825
Mrs. Sarah Tenant was indicted for stealing on the 27th of
December, 100 pieces of earthenware, the property of Joseph
William Story, who resides opposite to the Bricklayers Arms
in the Kent RD.
Mr Heath was for the prosecution. He stated that the
case was one of swindling, which amounted to felony. The
point upon which the jury were to decide was, wether the
prisoner had obtained the goods specified in the indictment
with the intention not to pay for them. If that was the fact
there could rest no question as to the guilt of the prisoner
upon the whole of the charge laid in the indictment.
The particulars have been already detailed in our police
The jury found her guilty-Upon hearing the verdict she
screamed and cried bitterly.
The Chairman in passing sentence said, that in order to
check the practice which was so frequently repeated, and to
correct the prisoner for the future, the sentence of the court
was that she be transported for seven years,
Convict Changes History
Edward Bear on 31st December, 2015 made the following changes:
gender: f, crime