Sarah, sentenced in England in 1825 to transportation to Van Diemens Land (VDL) for seven years,  was a convict when she died at Hobart thirty-two years later.

In that time, she had married a comparatively wealthy man, committed adultery in his home with one of his acquaintances with whom she later fled to Sydney where she lived as his wife before sailing off, first to Bombay, India, perhaps, and then on to England. Probably because she could not support herself there, she returned voluntarily to VDL but, unable to re-unite with the husband on whom she had walked out, she resorted to crime and spent her final years in gaol.

Her story is a fascinating one!

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