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Sarah Waters

Sarah Waters, one of 115 convicts transported on the Jane, 21 January 1833

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Sarah Waters
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1815
Occupation: Farm servant
Date of Death: 5th July, 1853
Age: 38 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 a gown etc.
Convicted at: Brecon Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Jane
Departure date: 21st January, 1833
Arrival date: 30th June, 1833
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 114 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 2 (1)
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

elly Krieg on 27th January, 2019 wrote:

Her Convict Record indicates that she is 17 years old, single and describes her as 5ft 3 and 1/2 inches tall with fair complexion, brown hair and dark grey eyes.  She has a round head, a small nose and chin with no particular distinguishing features or defects

D Wong on 28th January, 2019 wrote:

Sarah was 17 years old on arrival in VDL.
Native Place: Brecon, Wales - she was 5’3½” tall, illiterate, brown hair, dark grey eyes,

Father: John Waters.
Mother: Martha.

1833 Muster: Assigned to Mr. Davis.

10/9/1835: Permission to marry William Turner (Arab 1822).

9/11/1835: Married William Turner at Trinity Church, Hobart.  The had 5 children:
1838: William Henry Turner
2/11/1842: Amelia Turner
1848: Christina Turner
1837: George Meadows Turner
22/6/1851: Noah Turner.

5/7/1853: Sarah died in Geelong, Victoria, aged 39.

Convict Changes History

elly Krieg on 27th January, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1815 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1853 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime

D Wong on 28th January, 2019 made the following changes:

date of death: 5th July, 1853 (prev. 1853)

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