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Rosamond (Rose) Hatton (1763–?)

Rosamond (Rose) Sparrow was sentenced to seven years transportation for stealing, with her mother, sundry articles of linen and drapery goods. Both women arrived in Sydney in 1791 aboard the Mary Ann, as part of the Third Fleet.

In 1792 Rose married Joseph Hatton. They separated in 1795 after she stabbed him, apparently in a fit of rage.

In October 1799 she was sent to Norfolk Island for stealing clothing from John Archer. In the 1814, 1822, 1825, 1828 she was shown as living in the household of James Oliver at Windsor.

She was still alive in 1834 as, in that year, she contested Joseph Hatton's right to inherit her former husband's property.

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'Hatton, Rosamond (Rose) (1763–?)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 21 July 2024.

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Alternative Names
  • Sparrow, Rosamond

Yorkshire, England

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Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years