Sarah, the British loyalist
|Race||Caucasian (British by birth)|
|Faction||British, later American|
Sarah Phillips is a 16 year-old teenage girl from England. She came as a British loyalist and believed that the colonists should stay loyal to the king. Later, she changed her mind and decided to side with the American colonists.
Sarah comes off as a caring and loving person. She is also mature and makes the most of everything. She is a well educated and has an expansive vocabulary. She abhors slavery and other issues of human suffering. Sarah has a a strong moral conscience, always trying to do what's right.
James Hiller: Sarah first met James when the Boston Tea Party took place on the Dartmouth, the ship Sarah traveled on to America from England. The two didn't start off friendly, as she immediately disagreed with James about the American's desire for independence. After reaching Pennsylvania, James gives his late mother's ring — the single possession that he has of his parents —to Moses to make Sarah a replacement pendant for her precious locket, which she had lost in a skirmish with a Redcoat.
Throughout the series it has been implied that Sarah and James might harbor romantic feelings for each other, though never explicitly stated. On one occasion (set up by Henri), they had to act like a engaged couple so that he wasn't taken away by the British navy. Even though James tries to hide it, he really has a soft spot for Sarah and comforts her when she is sad and tries to make sure that she is out of harms way. This is shown during the episode "Captain Molly" when he was worried about her safety during the battle; James was sad when he thought that Sarah didn't make it, only to see her and says to her "Thank goodness you're safe." with much relief.
When Sarah came back from England in "In Praise of Ben," and she gave James a heartfelt hug, causing him to startle and become embarrassed from her affection. James has been shown to become jealous of any man that takes a romantic interest in her such as the solider Udney, during which he rolled his eyes and nicknamed Udney "Ugly."Sarah only wants what's best for Henri, and she cares for him in the manner of a mother or an older sister. Henri often goes to James for advice on childish things, but he knows that Sarah offers the responsible advice. Sarah feels sorry that he is an orphan and comforts him on this. Like Moses she wants him to learn to read and write, and scolds him on manners as she does with James. Although Henri is a patriot he is less polarizing about his views then James and so he and Sarah get along better in day-to-day life.
Moses: Sarah looks to Moses for guidance, and thinks of him as a kind, responsible adult. She respects him for being a slave, then overcoming it, as she is vehemently against slavery. As Dr. Franklin is often overseas he is her and the boys' main caretaker.
Benjamin Franklin: Sarah looks up to Franklin as a respectable man and appreciates him taking her in. It is through her mother that Sarah came to stay with Dr. Franklin, as her mother is old friends with him. She admirers his work and is very fond of him.
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- Sarah is voiced by Reo Jones.
- The name Sarah means noble woman.
- Of the 3 children and Moses in the print shop, Sarah is the one with living parents, everyone else is an orphan.
- She's afraid of frogs.
- The gold necklace she wears was made out of James' ring.
- She has a cousin named Tom.