Sabina Bradley (1804-1884)
Sabina Bradley from Dublin was convicted for stealing a tin pan. She had ‘priors’ for stealing clothes, and vagrancy. Transported at 40, the housemaid left behind her five children.
In Hobart her troubles continued. She got 12 months' hard labour at the Female Factory for stealing a sum of money, and had two months in a separate cell.
Four years after gaining her freedom, in 1855 she married Ephraim Quamby. She claimed to be 40, but since this was her recorded age when transported, it’s more likely she was 51.
The marriage failed, and in 1863 she took her husband to court, for desertion and financial neglect. He was living with another woman. He claimed he’d had to leave because his wife was a drunk. She died from senilis (senility), and was given a pauper’s burial.