THE 1788 - 1820 PIONEER ASSOCIATION INC.

THE PEOPLE IN THE LIFE AND TIMES OF LACHLAN AND ELIZABETH MACQUARIE

Sarah Acton

Born: Born: ?c.1770.
Arrived Sydney: 8th September 1810.
Vessel:
Canada.
Status: Convict, 7 years transportation.

Married:  Thomas Acton.
Died: c1863 at Sydney, N.S.W.
Buried: 
 
Father:
Mother :

Profile:
During the Macquarie era the following child was born to Sarah and Thomas:-
Thomas G Acton
, baptized in c1812.

During the Macquarie era, in 1810 Sarah arrived in the Colony on the Canada as Mary Ogle, wife of Thomas Acton per Indian. In the Convict Indent she is recorded as Mary ux Joseph Ogle, tried York (East Riding) 3 October 1809 – Seven Years.

After the Macquarie era, in 1824, Sarah was tried at the Court of Criminal Jurisdiction & sentenced to transportation for life. She was granted permission to join her husband in Port Macquarie.

In the 1823,24,25 Musters Sarah is listed as catholic, arriving on the Canada in 1810,transported for Life, she was in Goverment Employment at Port Macquarie as was her husband., Thomas. Sarah son is also listed as a  Govertmentt Apprentice at Port Macquarie.

Sarah could not be found in the 1822 Muster or the 1828 Census, she died in 1863 in Sydney aged 93.

Researched & submitted by Association member, F O’Donnell.

References:
NSW Pioneer Birth, Death & Marriage Indexes.
Principal Supt of Convicts – Bound Indents( Fiche) - Archives Office of NSW.
Colonial Secretary’s Correspondence – 1788 – 1825 indexes- Archives Office of NSW.
General Muster and Land and Stock Muster of NSW. 1822 – ABGR - 1988.
General Muster List of New South Wales – 1823, 1824, 1825 – ABGR - 1999.
Census of New South Wales 1828 – Sainty & Johnson, eds – 2008(cd).

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