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Sarah Cribb (1814–1895)

Sarah Brown (1814-1895), a plain cook, was found guilty on 8 September 1831 at the Old Bailey, London, of stealing a watch from a person. Sentenced to 7 years transportation she arrived at Sydney aboard the Burrell in May 1932. She was described as being 19 years old, and was 5 feet ¾ inches (154.3cms) tall, with a fair pale complexion, brown hair, and hazel grey eyes. She could read and her religion was Protestant.

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Alternative Names
  • Brown, Sarah

London, Middlesex, England


November, 1895 (aged ~ 81)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Convict Record

Crime: theft (pickpocketing)
Sentence: 7 years
Court: Old Bailey, London
Trial Date: 8 September 1831


Occupation: cook