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Sarah Turner

Sarah Turner, one of 131 convicts transported on the Indispensible, October 1795

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Sarah Turner
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1761
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 23rd November, 1834
Age: 73 years

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: Stealing clothes
Convicted at: Lancaster Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Indispensible
Departure date: October, 1795
Arrival date: 30th April, 1796
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 131 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 204
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

Denis Pember on 10th January, 2016 wrote:

In the colony, Sarah married Samuel Garside (Convict, Pitt, 1792). They married soon after her arrival in 1796 and they had a son, Samuel born in 1798.
Samuel (snr) died in 1824, However he is mentioned with Sarah in the 1825 muster:-
Garsides, Samuel, free by servitude, Pitt, 1792, 7 years, died at Richmond
Turner, Sarah, free by servitude, Indispensible, 1796, 7 years, widow, Richmond
Garsides, Samuel, 28, born in the colony, landholder, Richmond
Garsides, Sarah, 25, born in the colony. wife of the above

Denis Pember on 10th January, 2016 wrote:

Sainty & Johnson; 1828 Census of New South Wales:
[Ref G0304] Gearsides, Sarah, 67, FS, Indispensible, 1796, Protestant - with her son and his family.
[Ref G0301] Gearsides, Samuel, 31, BC, Farmer, Richmond.
[Ref G0302] Gearsides, Sarah, 25, CF, Aeolus, wife of above.
[Ref G0303] Gearsides, Samuel 18m, BC, son of above.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 10th January, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1761 (prev. 0000), date of death: 23rd November, 1834 (prev. 0000), gender: f, crime

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