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Sarah Turton

Sarah Turton, one of 180 convicts transported on the Rajah, 01 April 1841

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Sarah Turton
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1807
Occupation: Cook/laundress
Date of Death: 20th May, 1878
Age: 71 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Lancaster Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Rajah
Departure date: 1st April, 1841
Arrival date: 19th July, 1841
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 179 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 277 (140)
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

Keith South on 21st February, 2015 wrote:

Ticket of Leave granted 14 December 1844.

greg petersen on 26th July, 2017 wrote:

From an article on Woolmers first appeared in The Australian 2011 by Robert Bevan:
“there are those attic maids’ quarters behind barred windows. It is a unique survivor. Most convict barracks on the island were cheaply built and the first to fall into ruin. Information panels tell the story of master and servant. Sarah Turton from Liverpool—transported for stealing cloth—was a cook at Woolmers who became an inmate of the Female House of Correction in Launceston for six months hard labour after she was caught drinking with one of the male convicts.”

greg petersen on 26th July, 2017 wrote:

Assigned to Thomas Archer at Woolmers as cook

greg petersen on 26th July, 2017 wrote:

Description listed as:
Trade: Cook, Height 5’4ΒΌ”, Age: 34, Complexion: Pale
Head: Large, Hair: D Brown, Visage: Oval, Forehead: Medium, Eyebrows: L Brown, Eyes: Hazel, Nose: Medium, Mouth: Medium, Chin: Round
Remarks: Second finger right hand crooked

greg petersen on 26th July, 2017 wrote:

Native place: Tenby, South Wales

greg petersen on 26th July, 2017 wrote:

Transported for stealing 24 yards of gingham, gaoled once before for 2 months theft of brass pan
married husband George at Liverpool a coachmaker
Surgeons report: ship woman good.

greg petersen on 26th July, 2017 wrote:

24th March 1846 Sarah Turton age 37 married Henry Rose age 32 a shoemaker at Campbell Town.

greg petersen on 26th July, 2017 wrote:

20th May 1878, Sarah Rose wife of shoemaker, aged 74 years, died of old age at Fingal, Tasmania.

Convict Changes History

Keith South on 21st February, 2015 made the following changes:

gender: f

greg petersen on 26th July, 2017 made the following changes:

occupation

greg petersen on 26th July, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1807 (prev. 0000)

greg petersen on 26th July, 2017 made the following changes:

crime

greg petersen on 26th July, 2017 made the following changes:

date of death: 20th May, 1878 (prev. 0000)

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