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Sarah Sampson (1764–1813)

Sarah Taylor was sentenced to seven years transportation at the Old Bailey Sessions for the theft of a looking glass in a mahogany frame, worth 20 shillings, from a shop. She arrived in Sydney in June 1790 aboard the Lady Juliana. On 20 July 1790 she married Peter Sampson. There are no records of her husband after 1791; it is not known if he died or left the colony. By 1801 Sarah was living at Sydney with Gilbert Baker. She was still with him in 1806; she had no children.

* information from Michael Flynn, The Second Fleet: Britain's Grim Convict Armada of 1790 (1993), p 563

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Alternative Names
  • Taylor, Sarah
  • Baker, Sarah



1 October, 1813 (aged ~ 49)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years