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Susannah (Susan) Miles (c. 1776–1838)

Susannah Smith (c.1776-1838) was found guilty on 17 February 1802 at the Old Bailey, London, of stealing a sheet valued at 7 shillings and a blanket valued at 4 shillings. Sentenced to 7 years transportation she arrived at Sydney aboard the Glatton in March 1803.

Smith married Edward Miles at St John's, Parramatta, on 31 October 1803; both signed the register with the mark 'X'. They had at least three children. 

Up until about 1825 the couple worked the land, firstly at Prospect Hill and then at Cowpasture/Minto/Macquarie Fields. Later, Susannah worked as a servant for Robert Aull at Evan (now Penrith), while Edward worked as a carpenter at Illawarra. They later moved to Windsor.

Susannah Smith died four months after her husband on 4 December 1838 at Windsor. They were buried together at St Matthew's, Windsor.

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'Miles, Susannah (Susan) (c. 1776–1838)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 20 May 2024.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Smith, Susannah
  • Moyle, Susannah
  • Staines, Susannah

c. 1776


4 December, 1838 (aged ~ 62)
Windsor, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


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Convict Record

Crime: theft (house)
Sentence: 7 years
Court: Old Bailey, London
Trial Date: 17 February 1802


Children: Yes (3)