Sarah Satchwell

SARAH SATCHWELL was a convict woman tried and convicted at Warwick (Birmingham) Quarter Session on 28 February 1840 and sentenced to seven years transportation per Surrey I (1) (1840) and assigned to various masters in Newcastle, New South Wales. In the colony she soon gained permission on 22 December 1840 to marry emancipated convict WILLIAM ADAMS per Asia I (1) (1820). As “SARAH ADAMS” she was “returned to Government” on 2 July 1846 by her then master as she was “supposed to be in the family way.” On 10 July 1846 she was forwarded to the Parramatta Female Factory, the obligatory fee having been paid by her master. The following month SARAH gave birth to a daughter, JANE ADAMS.


  • Married name: SARAH ADAMS


  • Tried and convicted: 28 February 1840
  • Sentenced to seven years transportation
  • Sailed to the colony of New South Wales per Surrey I (1): 2 April 1840, Downs
  • Arrived in the colony of New South Wales per Surrey I (1): 13 July 1840, Port Jackson
  • Received permission to marry emancipated convict WILLIAM ADAMS per Asia I (1) (1820): 22 December 1840, Sydney
  • Committed to Newcastle Gaol by her master for being pregnant: 2 July 1846
  • Discharged from Newcastle Gaol and transferred to Parramatta Female Factory: 10 July 1846
  • Daughter JANE ADAMS born: 18 August 1846, lying-in hospital, Parramatta Female Factory
  • Daughter JANE ADAMS baptised: 23 August 1846, St. John’s Church, Parramatta


  • Wife of WILLIAM ADAMS, emancipated convict per Asia I (1) (1820)


  • New South Wales Government, Newcastle Gaol Entrance Book, Microfilm 2/2020, Reel 757, (State Records Authority of New South Wales. Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia).
  • Parish Baptism Registers, Textual Records, St. John’s Anglican Church Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia.

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