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Sophia Zealy

Sophia Zealy, one of 90 convicts transported on the Princess Charlotte, 27 March 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Sophia Zealy
Aliases: Zealey
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1796
Occupation: Awl maker
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Grand larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Princess Charlotte
Departure date: 27th March, 1827
Arrival date: 6th August, 1827
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 89 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 137 (70)
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

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.

14/12/1833: COF.

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 [1795]
No; 45
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
Hair; Brown
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:

alias1, occupation

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