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Sarah Williams

Sarah Williams, one of 90 convicts transported on the Louisa, 21 August 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Sarah Williams
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1791
Occupation: Laundress
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing clothes
Convicted at: Bristol City Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Louisa
Departure date: 21st August, 1827
Arrival date: 3rd December, 1827
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 89 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 275 (139)
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

Penny-Lyn Beale on 31st December, 2020 wrote:

Death of son;
UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals,
Ship: Louisa - 1827
Name; James Williams aged 15 months. Convicts child
Disease; Dysentery
Date; 4th Aug
Notes; Was embarked with his mother from Bristol on the 27th, had been taken from the breast two days before ... having been brought here on the top of the coach. By exposure during the night and getting wet ... a bad cough.
from being a lively child became dull….
Discharged; DIED; 29 Au at Sea at 8 pm.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 31st December, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents.
Ship: Louisa - 1827
Name; Sarah Williams. Age; 36.

Protestant, Married - one child
Native County;  Bristol
Trade; Washer-woman and servant
Offence; Stealing clothes
Trial; Bristol Q S - 3 April 1826. 7 years - 2 previous
Height; 5 ft. 2 in
Complexion; Ruddy
Hair; Dk Brown
Eyes; Brown
Date of Certificate;
Assigned; Josh Anderson, Sydney

Maureen Withey on 3rd February, 2021 wrote:

Louisa,  Surgeon’s Journal.
ADM 101/45/6/11827

Folio 26: Sar [Sarah] Williams, aged 28, convict; sick or hurt, milk fever; put on sick list 1 August 1827, put off sick list 7 August 1827 convalescent.
Folio 26: Sar [Sarah] Williams, aged 28, convict; sick or hurt, intermittent fever; put on sick list 31 August 1827, put off sick list 16 September 1827 cured.
Folio 27: Sar [Sarah] Williams, aged 28, convict; sick or hurt, intermittent fever; put on sick list 4 November 1827, put off sick list 17 November 1827 cured. 
Folio 26: James Williams, aged 1 year and 3 months, passenger; sick or hurt, dysentery; put on sick list 4 August 1827, died 29 August 1827.

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 31st December, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1791 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime

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