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Sarah Upton (1772–1827)

Sarah Pigg was sentenced to life transportation for stealing 14 yards of lace, 18 yards of lace edging, stockings, handkerchiefs and a printed shawl. She arrived in Sydney in 1791 aboard the Mary Anne as part of the Third Fleet.

She married Thomas Hoskisson in 1795. Following his death she had a child with John Embrey in 1800 and in 1804 married Thomas Upton.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Pigg, Sarah
  • Embrey, Sarah
  • Hosskison, Sarah

15 April, 1772
Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England


13 November, 1827 (aged 55)
Windsor, New South Wales, Australia

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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: life