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Elizabeth Betts

Elizabeth Betts, one of 119 convicts transported on the Sovereign, 15 April 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Elizabeth Betts
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1803
Occupation: All country work
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Robbery
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Sovereign
Departure date: 15th April, 1829
Arrival date: 3rd August, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 120 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 42
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

Penny-Lyn Beale on 23rd November, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842.

Name; Eliza Betts
Ship; Sovereign. 3rd Aug 1829.
Indent No; 119
Age; 26   Est birth Year; 1803
Read & Write; Married 2 children [ONE WITH HER]
Religion; Catholic
Native Place; Co. Cork
Calling; All work
Offence; Robbing her Aunt
Date of Trial: London. 23 Oct 1828
Sentence; 7 years - 2 previous convictions
Height; 5 ft. 1 1/2
Complexion; P.Pitted
Hair; Brown
Eyes; Hazel
Assigned Mrs Wyatt


Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 23rd November, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1803 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime

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