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Details for the convict Sarah Jobson (1845)

Convict Name:Sarah Jobson
Trial Place:Essex Assizes
Trial Date:3 December 1844
Sentence:15 years
Arrival Details
Ship:Lloyds (3)
Arrival Year:1845
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Sarah Jobson was the first cousin of my Great, Great, Great Grandfather William Jobson who himself was a convict. She was the daughter of William Jobson and his wife Mary Jobson nee Bassett. Sarah is also the sister of Stephen Jobson who was also transported to Tasmania. Sarah was convicted of arson when she burned down a hay stack belonging to her employer. She was employed as a Nursemaid, and according to the newspaper article on the event was admonished for not looking after the children In her charge and decided to burn the haystack in retribution. She was only 15 yrs old when she was transported to Tasmania for 15 years. Sarah married twice in her life. Her first husband was a John Houesego who died in 1864 aged just 32 yrs. She re-married to a William Branson who was also a convict who spent some time on Norfolk Island because of a crime he committed while still a convict in NSW. Sarah Died on September 7th 1900 aged 70 years at the Wesleyan parsonage in Deloraine Tasmania. Sarah is therefore my First Cousin 4 times removed.
Submitted by Researcher (Robert Bob Vial) on 21 March 2017

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  • The National Archives (TNA) : HO 11/14, p.338

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