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Sarah Smith
« on: Friday 21 December 18 06:31 GMT (UK) »
Hi, I am wondering if anyone could help?
I am searching for an ancestor, what a wonderful name to be searching.
She was convicted at The Old Bailey on the 2/12/1812, and transported on the Broxbornebury arriving Australia 1814.
I am terribly confused, trying  to confirm that she was on the Brox.
I have some research stating that a Sarah Blades came on this vessel arrival 1814,  she came free and apparently married a George Smith in Sydney in 1818 I think?
I am wondering if there was a Sarah Blades and a Sarah Smith on this voyage?  I have not been able to find where Sarah Smith was between 1812 (her conviction)  and 1814 (her arrival in Sydney). 
Hoping someone can help with this?  I know it's a big search area with such a common name.
Cheers

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Re: Sarah Smith
« Reply #1 on: Friday 21 December 18 06:59 GMT (UK) »
From NSW State Arcives & Records:

SMITH Sarah Broxbornebury 1814 25/405 Ticket of Leave [4/4060; Reel 890] District: Melville; Born: Herts 1785;

Her TOL cancelled in 1831, 1st column: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12843013

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Re: Sarah Smith
« Reply #2 on: Friday 21 December 18 07:05 GMT (UK) »
The only Sarah Blades:

IRELAND, John Ship:Ann and Amelia Age: 29; Sentence: Life; Condition: Bond to BLADES, Sarah A   - -   Age: 18; Born in colony; Condition: Free 6 Oct 1826 COWPER, Revd William Sydney NRS 12212 [4/4511 p.018] no.209; Reel 714; Fiche 789-790

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Re: Sarah Smith
« Reply #3 on: Friday 21 December 18 07:18 GMT (UK) »
Blades’ marriages:

2071/1817 V18172071 3A HARRIS Joseph BLADES Esther CA

2190/1818 V18182190 3A SMITH George BLADES Sarah CA

3922/1826 V18263922 3B IRELAND John BLADES Sarah A CA

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Re: Sarah Smith
« Reply #4 on: Friday 21 December 18 07:33 GMT (UK) »
Sarah BLADES  :)

Colonial Sec papers 1788-1825

Letter May 4, 5 in 1818
Sarah BLADES, widow of Thomas BLADES seeking permission to marry George SMITH at Sydney.  Sarah Blades noted as Came Free, Broxbornebury 1814.

 :) so that's NOT her maiden surname :D   I have seen BLAYDE and other variations too. 

There's several hundred lasses 'Sarah SMITH' on the Biographical Database of Australia  :) (a non-profit project) ...  the index is free to search, and the annual fee for full access is $30. 
  https://www.bda-online.org.au/
and the Col Sec papers:
 http://colsec.records.nsw.gov.au/ 
I understand Ancestry has uploaded images of many of  those  :)

Mention of Sarah BLADES on this website, as came free with her 3 children to meet up with her husband, a convict ... https://www.jenwilletts.com/convict_ship_broxbornebury_1814.htm

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Re: Sarah Smith
« Reply #5 on: Friday 21 December 18 07:40 GMT (UK) »
Thomas died 1815:

3339/1815 V18153339 2B BLADE Thomas AGE 34

Added: A son: 3659/1815 V18153659 1B BLADES Thomas parents THOMAS and SARAH

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Re: Sarah Smith
« Reply #6 on: Friday 21 December 18 07:41 GMT (UK) »
Sarah SMITH,  Col Sec Papers  :)

SMITH, Sarah Per Broxbornebury, 1814
1825  Servant of Captain John Piper; testimony as to her character for a ticket of leave (Reel 6027; 4/1717.1 pp.126-7)
John Piper was the Royal Navy chap after whom the exclusive suburb of Point Piper takes its name.

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Re: Sarah Smith
« Reply #7 on: Friday 21 December 18 07:43 GMT (UK) »
JM, if her TOL was cancelled in 1831 as Sarah Smith, does that mean she was still unmarried.

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Re: Sarah Smith
« Reply #8 on: Friday 21 December 18 07:51 GMT (UK) »
JM, if her TOL was cancelled in 1831 as Sarah Smith, does that mean she was still unmarried.

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I am wondering if there's a female convict and also a convict's wife with three children, on the voyage out...  Sarah, UX of Thomas BLADES ... seems from one of those links I posted that Thomas was on the Surry, same timeframe as his wife and children...

I am wondering why a ToL was cancelled in 1831 when the female was transported back in 1814 ... very very long sentence ... I have not sighted the ToL - not on my usual puter but a ToL should show the name of the ship of arrival, and also should be written up with the same name as arrived under,  not written up with a changed name    ::)   - of course there are possible exceptions ...but usually the paperwork will be written up to match the convict indent held by penal Admin...  :D .

So very many lasses indexed as Sarah SMITH in the penal era....  hundreds ...

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