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Sophia Zealy, one of 90 convicts transported on the Princess Charlotte, 27 March 1827
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 57 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 137 (70)
||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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Anonymous on 5th April, 2012 wrote:
Sophia Zealey was indicted for stealing, on the 6th November, 1 coat, value 8s., and 1 pair of trousers, value 2s., the goods of John Marchant.
JOHN MARCHANT. I live in Dartmough street, Westminster. The prisoner lodged in my house on the 6th November. I missed my coat and trousers from my bedroom; the prisoner was at the office on some other charge; and she directed us to the pawnbroker; her husbant is a butcher.
Verdict - Guilty, Aged 30, Transported for Seven Years.
There was another Indictment against the Prisoner.
She left behind her husband Robert and her daughter, Sophia.
Bill Zealey on 25th December, 2013 wrote:
Husband was Robert Zealey-London butcher
She had 3 children
Penny-Lyn Beale on 24th December, 2020 wrote:
New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842
Princess Charlotte - 1827
Name; Sophia Zealy. Age; 32 
Reads, Married - 3 children. ONE on board
Native County; London
Trade; Maid of all work
Offence; Stealing clothes
Trial; London - 12 Dec 1826 - 2 previous convictions - 7 years
Height; 4 ft. 10 1/2
Complexion; Fair freckled
Eyes; Grey to blue
Assigned; Dan’l Cooper
1830 - Gaol New South Wales, Australia. Entrance Book. Given up by her master
Maureen Withey on 20th April, 2021 wrote:
1828 Census Index.
Sophia Zealey, age 30, G.S. Prss. Charlotte, 1827, 7 years, protestant, Servant, Will. Collins, Sydney.
Mary Zealey, age 3, C.F. (came free).
Convict Changes History
Anonymous on 5th April, 2012 made the following changes:
date of birth 1796-00-00, gender f
Bill Zealey on 25th December, 2013 made the following changes: