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James & Sarah White

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James & Sarah White

Posted: 1555484419000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1555500397000
Surnames: White, Forester
Dear Genealogists,

Can anyone help please? I am trying to connect the dots. My great grandmother Fanny White was born in 1829 to James White (b:1805) and Sarah White nee Forester (b:1808) and was christened at Westhampnett. Her sister Charlotte was also christened at Westhamnett and was born around 1830/31. James and Sarah married in 1829.

In 1832 - there is the following entry:
New South Wales 1832
List of Male Convicts by the Ship Lady Harewood...arrived from England 5 August 1832

Indent No. 151
James White
Age - 21
Read/Write - None
Religion - Protestant
Single, Married, or Widowed - Married
Children - 2 Female
Native Place - Sussex
Trade/Calling - Ploughman, shepherd, milks, sows, reaps
Offence - Stealing grain
Where Tried - Sussex Quarter Sessions
When Tried - 17 October 1831
Sentence - 7 Years
Former Conviction - None
Height - 5 feet 5 3/4 inches
Complexion - Fair ruddy
Hair - Brown
Eyes - Chestnut
Marks - Scar right side of forehead, small red mark outer corner of red eye

For sometime I have been trying to find out when Fanny and her sister Charlotte arrived in Australia. There are no records of them in passenger lists including those for convicts. Sometimes the family of convicts accompanied them. Children were rarely named or identified. What I know is that Fanny states she came to South Australia in 1847. This I believe was possibly from NSW with her sister as they both ended up living in SA. Two years before she passed she was admitted to the Destitute Asylum in Adelaide and states that she was born in Chichester Sussex. That her father's name is James White.

After 1832 I cannot find any reference to Sarah White and her daughters. Did Sarah die early perhaps in child birth? I can't seem to identify her in the death records. Were the girls sent out to Australia separately or with their father? So far I can't find them in any shipping records even between the states.

If anyone has a suggestion or two I would really appreciate the help.

Many thanks
Karen
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