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Sarah Wood, one of 232 convicts transported on the Aurora, 22 April 1851
Name, Aliases & Gender
||Burrows (alias), Ganfield
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||12th February, 1856
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Scotland, Edinburgh Court of Justiciary
22nd April, 1851
10th August, 1851
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 233 other convicts
||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.
||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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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