Born in 1813 at Whitchurch in Shropshire, Sarah was convicted of larceny in the Shrewsbury market place and transported to Hobart Town on Borneo in 1828. She was notable as the youngest of 1675 convict women transported to VDL from 1803 to 1829. Her parents were Jonathan BARNES, a day labourer, and Mary.
She was assigned to Bothwell in 1834 and received her ticket of leave in 1835, marrying George DENHOLM in 1836. They had ten children - fitting the purpose for which she was transported.
She died in 1873 at her daughter's home near Oatlands.