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Elizabeth Barrett

Elizabeth Barrett, one of 191 convicts transported on the Garland Grove, 07 September 1842

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Elizabeth Barrett
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1819
Occupation: House servant
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Murder
Convicted at: Cheshire Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Garland Grove
Departure date: 7th September, 1842
Arrival date: 20th January, 1843
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 190 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 200. Tasmanian Archives - convicts, Conduct Record & Indent.
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

Alison Pedley on 23rd November, 2013 wrote:

Convicted of the murder of her 9 month daughter Ellen in April 1842 in Cheadle, Chsehire.  Death sentence commuted to transportation for life

Carol Axton-Thompson on 25th November, 2013 wrote:

Elizabeth Barrett was convicted at Chesire on 30/7/1842 for drowning her own baby. Life Sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Garland Grove’, arriving 20/01/1843.

House servant; aged 24yrs; unmarried; reads; Church of England religion; native place - Cheshire, England.

Father: Thomas - at native place
4 Brothers - James; Thomas, John & ......(?Sam)
Sister - Sarah
Father of her child is listed as G. Baker.

Assignments of service in the Colony.
21/11/1843: Insolent - sent to the House of Correction, Launceston.
11/1/1844: Absent without leave. 6mths hard labour at House of Correction.

18/3/1851: Ticket of Leave
28/09/1852: Ticket of Leave revoked
05/04/1853: Ticket of Leave restored
29/08/1854: Conditional Pardon

Convict Changes History

Alison Pedley on 23rd November, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1819, gender, occupation, crime

Carol Axton-Thompson on 25th November, 2013 made the following changes:

source, occupation

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