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Sarah Tennant

Sarah Tennant, one of 121 convicts transported on the Morley, 17 May 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Sarah Tennant
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

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: Felony
Convicted at: Surrey Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Morley
Departure date: 17th May, 1820
Arrival date: 30th September, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 123 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 330
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

Edward Bear on 31st December, 2015 wrote:

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

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