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Sarah Lawson (c. 1789–?)

Sarah Lawson (c.1789-1830), a servant, was sentenced to 7 years transportation on 7 March 1814 at the Essex Assizes, England. She arrived at Sydney aboard the Northampton in June 1815 with her infant daughter Sarah Lawson. She was sent to the Parramatta Female Factory.

Lawson was living with Robert Wells by 1825. They had a son Joseph in 1827.

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c. 1789
Darlington, Durham, England

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Crime: unknown
Sentence: 7 years