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Sarah Jones (c. 1761–1794)

Sarah Kelly (c.1761-1794) was found guilty on 25 June 1788 at the Old Bailey, London, of stealing a gilt watch and a linen shirt from a man she had slept with. Sentenced to 7 years transportation she arrived at Sydney aboard the Lady Juliana in June 1790 as part of the Second Fleet.

Kelly married Francis Jones on 6 October 1790.

Described as a soldier's wife, Sarah Jones was buried at Sydney on 30 October 1794, aged about 33.

* information from Michael Flynn, The Second Fleet: Britain’s Grim Convict Armada of 1790 (1993), p 381

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Alternative Names
  • Kelly, Sarah

c. 1761


29 October, 1794 (aged ~ 33)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years
Court: Old Bailey, London
Trial Date: 25 June 1788