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Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth Banks, one of 100 convicts transported on the Frances Charlotte, 30 August 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Elizabeth Banks
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1802
Occupation: Country servant
Date of Death: 11th May, 1887
Age: 85 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Cow stealing
Convicted at: Stafford Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Frances Charlotte
Departure date: 30th August, 1832
Arrival date: 10th January, 1833
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 99 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 411 (206)
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Community Contributions

Gary Sullivan on 10th February, 2017 wrote:

Archives Office of Tasmania in the description of the convict gives Elizabeth’s age as 19, which would give her a DOB in 1813, not 1802. Other (unconfirmed) sources give her DOB as 22 March 1816.
I suspect that the date of death (again from Tasmanian records) is 15 July 1851.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 17th February, 2022 wrote:

1833 – Source; CON40-1-1
Index No; 252
Trial; 8 March 1833
Transported for “Stealing a Cow”
Status; Single
BROTHERS: Transported at the last Spring Assizes 1831.

1833 - Source; CON19-1-12. Description List.
Trade; Country Servant
Age; 19 years [1813]

1833 - 12 Aug. Disobedience of Orders to her mistress. 1 month working cell

1833 - 13 Nov. Returned to the Crime Class being pregnant

1836 - Found absent from her master’s premises at 2 o’clock this morning. 3 months crime class

Penny-Lyn Beale on 17th February, 2022 wrote:

1834 - Source; AF586-1-1. Baptism Solemnized in the Female House of Correction.
Hobart Town, Van Diemen’s Land.
No; 134
When Born; 12 Feb 1834. When Baptized; 14 May 1834
Childs Christian Name;  Frederick Leake
Parents Name; Elizabeth Banks. Ship Name; F. Charlotte
By whom the Ceremony was performed; Wm Bedford. Senior Chaplain.

Convict Changes History

William Byers on 22nd May, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1802 (prev. 0000), date of death: 11th May, 1887 (prev. 0000)

Penny-Lyn Beale on 17th February, 2022 made the following changes:

gender: f, occupation, crime

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