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Details for the convict Sarah Sweetman (1820)

Convict Name:Sarah Sweetman
Trial Place:Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Trial Date:1 December 1819
Sentence:7 years
Notes:[“the wife of Benjamin Swatman” is written next to her name]
 
Arrival Details
Ship:Morley (3)
Arrival Year:1820
 
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Sarah Sweetman worked at Hatchett's Hotel, Piccadilly, London and stole numerous items of manchester, cutlery, crockery etc from the hotel. These she gave to her two daughters Esther Sweetman and Sarah Mitchell and her husband Charles Mitchell. Their trial was heard at the Old Bailey in Dec 1819 along with Benjamin Sweetman (Sarah's husband) and Esther's partner, James Alderson. The latter two were found not guilty as they had merely been asked to transport a package from one place to another, but Sarah Sweetman, her two daughters Esther and Sarah, and Sarah's husband were sentenced to 7 years, spent time on the hulks until they departed for Australia - the three women on the Morley around May 1820 and Charles Mitchell on the Agamemnon soon after - all arriving in Australia around September 1820. Accompanying the women were Charles and Sarah's daughter Catherine (about 1 year old) and and Sara Sweetman's son William (about 10 yrs) - Esther and Sarah's brother.
Submitted by Researcher (2849) on 21 July 2014

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Research notes

Also written or known as Sweatman and Swatman
Submitted by Researcher (2849) on 23 July 2014
Transported with daughters Esther Sweetman and Sarah Mitchell accompanied by free children son William Sweetman (about 10 yrs) and granddaughter Catherine Mitchell (about 1yr)
Submitted by Researcher (2849) on 23 July 2014

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Sources

  • The National Archives (TNA) : HO 11/3, p.328

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