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Sarah Whaley

Sarah Whaley, one of 53 convicts transported on the Speedy, October 1799

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Sarah Whaley
Aliases: Nee Wheatley
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1762
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1837
Age: 75 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 Life

Crime: -
Convicted at: Surrey Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Speedy
Departure date: October, 1799
Arrival date: 15th April, 1800
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 53 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 259 (129)
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 5th October, 2015 wrote:

Very soon after her arrival in the colony, Sarah commenced a liaison with Samuel Sandall (Convict, Barwell, 1798). There probably was not a marriage as such.  The couple had two daughters; Sarah 1802 and Mary 1804.  Samuel died in 1805, leaving Sarah with the two little girls.

Denis Pember on 5th October, 2015 wrote:

Although Sarah and her two children were resident in the colony, I have been unable to locate them on the musters except for one soon after Sarah arrived in the colony:
Baxter, Carol; Muster and Lists of New South Wales and Norfolk Island, 1800 - 1802:  [Ref AC042] Whaley, Sarah, ticket 359, At Parramatta with S. Sandall.
There is no mention of Sarah in 1828 although one daughter, Mary is now married

Phil Hands on 28th July, 2017 wrote:

Sarah had married a Benjamin Whaley on 1st January 1787 at Southwark, London, England.
He did not follow Sarah to NSW.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 5th October, 2015 made the following changes:

alias1: Sarah Wheatley, date of birth: 1762 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1837 (prev. 0000), gender: f

Phil Hands on 28th July, 2017 made the following changes:

alias1: Nee Wheatley (prev. Sarah Wheatley)

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