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Sarah Wood

Sarah Wood, one of 232 convicts transported on the Aurora, 22 April 1851

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Sarah Wood
Aliases: Burrows (alias), Ganfield
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Housekeeper/cook
Date of Death: 12th February, 1856
Age: -

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: Theft
Convicted at: Scotland, Edinburgh Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Aurora
Departure date: 22nd April, 1851
Arrival date: 10th August, 1851
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 233 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 141 (73). Tasmanian Archives - convicts http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON41-1-31,241,231,S,80. Tasmanian Pioneer Index - Marriage - ref. 1335/1853-37. Death ref: under name "Ganfield" 139/1856-35.
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

Carol Axton-Thompson on 6th January, 2013 wrote:

Sarah Wood was convicted at Edinburgh 16/12/1850 for theft and receiving a jacket and waistcoat. 10yr transportation sentence.

Native Place: Chesire.
Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the Aurora, arriving 10/08/1851.  Ship Surgeon’s Report: Exemplary.

Single; Church of England; read & write; housemaid/plain cook; 32yrs of age; 5’5 1/2”; sallow complexion; reddish hair; Hazel eyes.

1851: Mr. Milward, Patrick St.
09/11/1852: Must serve 5yrs before her Ticket of Leave.
1853: Mr. E. Barker, Macquarie Plains.

14/12/1853: Married John Ganfield at New Norfolk.

05/06/1855: recommended for Conditional Pardon.

12/02/1856: Drowned - threw herself into the River Derwent, near Hamilton.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 6th January, 2013 made the following changes:

source, alias1 Burrows (alias) (prev. Burrows (Alias)), alias2, date of death 12th February, 1856, gender, occupation, crime

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