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Sarah PIGG 1772 - 1827 CONVICT

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2. i. SARAH2 PIGG, b. 1772, Bishops Stortford Hertfordshire UK; d. 13 Nov 1827, Windsor NSW Australia.

Generation No. 2

2. SARAH PIGG (JOHN) was born 1772 in Bishops Storfood Hertfordshire UK, and died 13 Nov 1827 in Windsor NSW Australia. She married (1) THOMAS (HODGKIS) HOSKISSON 30 Jan 1795 in St. Phillips Sydney NSW Australia. He was born 1775 in England UK, and died Aug 1799 in Lower Blue Mountains NSW Australia. She consorted {marriage not recorded} (2) JOHN EMBREY in 1800 Parramatta NSW. She married (3) THOMAS UPTON 04 Jul 1803 in The Hawkesbury Inn Windsor NSW Australia. He was born 1764, and died 10 May 1827 in Windsor NSW Australia.

Notes for SARAH PIGG:
Sarah was baptised 1772 in England.
At age 18 Sarah was arrested for stealing from Mary Smith's shop 14 yards of lace 3-13-6, 18 yards of lace edging 1-0-0, 3 yards of muslin 7/-, 4 pairs stockings 7/-, 4 linen handkerchiefs 4/-, 1 printed shawl 8/-, 9 yards Irish linen cloth 16/6 and 1 muslin apron 6/-. She appeared at Hartfordshire Assizes on 3 March 1790, found guilty and sentenced to death by hanging. Since they needed women in the penal colony NSW she along with others had her sentence commuted to "transportation beyond the seas" for the term of her natural life.
12 months later she left Plymouth aboard "Mary Anne" 300 tons in the "third fleet" on 16-2-1791 (11 ships and 200 convicts). They arrived Sydney Cove 9th. July 1791. After 3 years she married Thomas Hoskisson at St. Phillips Church Sydney by Rev. Richard Johnson the first Chaplin of the colony. Thomas could read and write and we think he changed his name from Hodgkis who was sentenced at Maidstone Kent and transported for 7 years. He was aboard "William Ann" part of the third fleet. They lived together for some time before being married. They farmed along the Hawkesbury river at Green Hills (Windsor) and had 3 children. Sarah was pardoned 27-7-1798 by Governor Hunter after recommendations from Rev. Richard Johnston. In August 1799 Thomas and a friend were murdered by aboriginals whilst hunting in the lower Blue Mountains. These aboriginals were seen later carrying the blankets and firearms stolen. Two were caught and killed by other settlers who were charged with murder but local judges could not decide their fate and later they were freed from bail by English decision.
Sarah received compensation from Governor Hunter in the form of a land grant of 60 acres at Petersham Hill. In 1880 she was pregnant to John EMBREY another convict born in Virginia USA and arrested for stealing in the UK. He was sentenced to 7 years. They had one child. Four years later she was married to Thomas Upton at Windsor by Samuel Marsden the second Chaplin. They took up farming at McHillar on a gift deed of 25 acres on the Hawkesbury River.

Notes for JOHN EMBREY:
Was not married to Sarah Pigg. Birth of daughter recorded in church records Parramatta and father not recorded.

1800. John EMBRY a convict, worked as a baker.Born USA about 1770. Convicted in England and transported.
Daughter Sarah EMBREY b. 15 Sep 1800 d. 1874 Windsor NSW Australia Burried st. Matthews Windsor.
See Hoskisson and Upton Journals for more data.

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by robgp on 2009-03-08 14:40:58

I am also doing some research on family history and am a descendent of Sarah Pigg through her marriage to Thomas Upton. I noted this entry and reference to John Embrey and questio the date of 1880 in this post. Obviously a transcription error and wonder if the source material could lited to correct the date.

by marlin1945 on 2009-03-08 15:28:09

Happy to update data with new evidence. Please send me a message.

by hoskinson on 2010-01-11 22:31:22

I to am researching this and it is definatly a typo and should not read 1880 but 1800.
I am heading to Windsor on the 22 Jan to do some research as I am a desendant of Sarah & Thomas's son Thomas. I would like to find out what The son Thomas did between 1800 and his death. I think he went to Tasmania and worked back up to Windsor were he is buried.

by maggiemooney on 2010-01-13 02:41:50

I am also a desendant of Sarah & Thomas's son Thomas. I am his g.g.g.grandaughter. On his son John's m/c & d/c Thomas's occupation is listed as "architect". In 1820 he married Ann Batty in Sydney. In 1823 he married Mary Williams In Hobart. He had 3 children with Mary in Hobart. Mary d.1834 in Hobart. Sarah Williams appears on John Hoskinson's B/C; Isabella Collins appears on John Hoskinson's D/C. I have found numerous trips between 1819 & 1843 between Sydney & Hobart. In 1834 he was recorded as the Licencee of Kings Arms Hotel Murray St Hobart. Thomas's son, John b. 1830, I can not find when he left Tas & where he went to. He turns up in 1864 in Vic. Any information you may find out about John would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

by ChristineInHerts on 2010-01-13 14:19:31

If you are looking for anything connected with "Bishops Storfood Hertfordshire UK", you'll have more success if you look for "Bishops Stortford Hertfordshire UK
I don't have any (known) connection with this family.

by marlin1945 on 2010-01-13 15:06:17

Thank You Christine,
I have amended the post.
I would also like to see any new material found by other researchers.

by kristinemaag on 2014-05-16 08:45:09

I am Sarah and Thomas Upton's ggggg grand daughter via their daughter Jane. My name is Kristine Maag.

by marlin1945 on 2014-05-17 04:37:14

Hi Christne.
Jane was born 24 Mar 1813 at Windsor NSW and died 04 Dec 1900 Bourbah NSW Australia. In 1828 she married Patrick BYRNE.
I would appreciate additional family information.

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