Charlotte Cook (c.1766-1798)

Charlotte Cook is one of St John’s First Fleeters. Cook was convicted at the Old Bailey and transported per Lady Penrhyn (1788) and died at Parramatta on 25 March 1798, aged 32, using her alias “Sarah Harris.” (Note, though, that she had only been given a seven-year sentence, which means her sentence should have expired in 1794, yet “Sarah Harris” was still listed as a convict when she died in 1798. More research needs to be done to confirm this is definitely her). “Sarah Harris” was buried 26 March 1798, in an unmarked grave in the cemetery, location unknown.

Burial Location

  • Unmarked grave, location unknown, St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta


  • Alias: Sarah Harris


  • Convict Lady Penrhyn (1788)


  • Old Bailey Proceedings Online (, version 7.2, 20 January 2017), 10 January 1787, trial of CHARLOTTE COOK, (t17870110-20), accessed 20 January 2017
  • Parish Burial Records, Textual Records, St. John’s Anglican Church Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia.
  • Ron Withington, Dispatched Downunder: Tracing the Resting Places of the First Fleeters, (Woolloomooloo, The Fellowship of First Fleeters, 2013), p.440


# First Fleet

# Convict

# Trial: Old Bailey

# Ship: Lady Penrhyn (1788)

# Burial year: 1798

# Grave: unmarked