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Sarah Bartlam (c. 1770–1848)

Sarah Bartlam (c.1770-1848), a married woman, was sentenced to life transportation at Warwick, England, on 23 March 1790 for an unknown crime. She arrived at Sydney aboard the Mary Ann in July 1791 as part of the Third Fleet.

Bartlam married Francis Garland on 24 December 1791. Garland had either died or left the colony by 1806 as Sarah was living with John Bagley (as Sarah Bartlam) as his housekeeper in 1806; she was recorded as having one female natural child. In 1814, 1822 and 1825 she was living with Abraham Kemp and in 1828 was recorded (as Sarah Bartlam) as a servant to George Hall at Pitt Town. She died at Parramatta (as Sarah Bartlam) on 1 January 1848; her burial was registered at St Patrick's Church. 

* information from Biographical Database of Australia — — accessed 3 August 2020

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'Bartlam, Sarah (c. 1770–1848)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 13 April 2024.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Garland, Sarah
  • Bertleman, Sarah
  • Bartlum, Sarah
  • Bartlem, Sarah
  • Bartlett, Sarah
  • Barewell, Sarah

c. 1770


1 January, 1848 (aged ~ 78)
Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


Religious Influence

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Convict Record

Crime: unknown
Sentence: life