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Elizabeth Blair

Elizabeth Blair, one of 180 convicts transported on the Garland Grove, 14 June 1841

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Elizabeth Blair
Aliases: Eliza Blair, Allsop
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1826
Occupation: Nurse girl/servant
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Housebreaking
Convicted at: Glasgow Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Garland Grove
Departure date: 14th June, 1841
Arrival date: 10th October, 1841
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 178 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 344. Tasmanian Archives - convict conduct record & indent. Newspapers online http://trove.nla.gov.au
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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Carol Axton-Thompson on 15th September, 2013 wrote:

Elizabeth or Eliza Blair was convicted at Glasgow, Scotland on 06/01/1841 for housebreaking. Previous conviction. 7yr transportation sentence. To Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Garland Grove’, arriving 10/10/1841.

Aged only 15yrs; 4’8”; brown hair; brown eyes; fresh complexion, freckled; nursegirl; single.

Assignments in Colony & Female Factory Launceston.

Eliza Blair, Garland Grove, in assigned service, Campbell Town. (ref. Cornwall Chronicle 24 Jan 1844)

Application for permission to marry:
William Allsop (free) ref. 937/1844-37 Launceston. Married 26/06/1844.

Child born: John Allsop b. 03/10/1845 Launceston (ref. 1026/1845-33). Parents: William Allsop & Elizabeth Blair.

Ticket of Leave 04/11/1845

Carol Axton-Thompson on 15th September, 2013 wrote:

There is a death record for an Elizabeth Allsop, aged 33yrs, 30/05/1853, Launceston. (ref. 918/1853-35) - maybe this Elizabeth?

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 15th September, 2013 made the following changes:

source, alias1, alias2, date of birth 1826, gender, occupation, crime

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