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Sarah Ward

Sarah Ward, one of 62 convicts transported on the Indispensible, February 1809

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Sarah Ward
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1786
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1860
Age: 74 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: Middlesex Gaol Delivey
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Indispensible
Departure date: February, 1809
Arrival date: 18th August, 1809
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 62 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 420
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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Denis Pember on 12th December, 2016 wrote:

(http://www.oldbaileyonline.org) t18001126-19
On the 26th of November 1800.
SARAH WARD was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 30th of September, a silk purse, value 6 d. and twenty two guineas, the property of Elias Hendrickson.

ELIAS HENDRICKSON. Q. Do you know the womon at the bar - A. I saw her on the 29th of last September; I was with her on the night between the 29th and the 30th, in King’s Arms Gardens, she robbed me of twenty two guineas that night. A countryman of mine kept the house, he is a Swede, I do not know his name. I took my jacket off and laid it on a chair, there was a silk purse with two and twenty guineas in it; that purse was in my jacket pocket; the prisoner went to bed and took my jacket into bed.
............several pages of evidence continues .......
The prisoner said nothing in her defence, nor called any witnesses to character.
GUILTY, aged 22.
Of stealing, but not in the dwelling house.
Transported for Seven Years .
Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. justice Lawrence.

Denis Pember on 12th December, 2016 wrote:

In the colony, Sarah married Joseph Tuzo (First Fleet Convict, 1788, “Scarborough). They married 12th March 1810, at Sydney. There appear to be no children to this union. Indeed, the marriage could not have lasted. Joseph Tuzo was with Rebecca Golsby (Convict, 1811, “Friends”) by 1814.
In 1822, Sarah was found guilty of stealing clothing belonging to one Mary Starkey and sentenced to a further 3 years transportation.

Then in 1824, Sarah married George Ison (Came Free, 1820, “Eliza”). George had been the Boatswain on the “Eliza” when he arrived in the colony. George and Sarah had a daughter, Mary. born 1827.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 12th December, 2016 made the following changes:

convicted at, date of birth: 1786 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1860 (prev. 0000), gender: f, crime

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