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Sarah Smith (c. 1761–1804)

Sarah Smith (c.1761-1804), a servant, was found guilty on 2 April 1788 at the Old Bailey, London, of the theft of two silk handkerchiefs and eight yards of ribdelure from her employer. Sentenced to 7 years transportation she arrived at Sydney aboard the Lady Juliana as part of the First Second Fleet.

Smith was sent to Norfolk Island on the Surprize, arriving on 7 August 1790. She is probably the Sarah Smith who had two children with George Lee.

Smith died on 10 October 1804 on Norfolk Island. She was described as the wife of William Pantoney, alias Panton, and was listed as Pantony’s wife, and as Sarah Smith in Rev. Fulton's burial records.

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Life Summary [details]


c. 1761


10 October, 1804 (aged ~ 43)
Norfolk Island, Australia

Cause of Death


Passenger Ship
Key Events
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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years