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Sarah Martin (1771–1850)

Sarah Gittons was sentenced to seven years transportation. She arrived in Sydney in 1791 aboard the Mary Ann as part of the Third Fleet. She gave birth to her daughter Jane on board the ship. She married Charles Martin in 1792 and, following his death, she married Phillip Roberts in 1799.

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Alternative Names
  • Gittons, Sarah
  • Gittens, Sarah
  • Roberts, Sarah
  • Getting, Sarah
  • Giddings, Sarah
  • Gettings, Sarah
  • Gittings, Sarah

Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England


22 May, 1850 (aged ~ 79)
New South Wales, Australia

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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years