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Elizabeth Booth, one of 278 convicts transported on the Admiral Gambier and Eolus [Aeolus], July 1808
Name, Aliases & Gender
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life span was 57 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 410
||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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Maureen Withey on 13th August, 2020 wrote:
Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 13 August 2020), April 1808, trial of ELIZABETH BOOTH (t18080406-18).
ELIZABETH BOOTH, Theft > grand larceny, 6th April 1808.
280. ELIZABETH BOOTH was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 27th of March , a silver watch, value 2 l. a chain, value 6 d. and a seal, value 6 d. the property of Solomon Akroyd .
SOLOMON AKROYD . I am a carpenter , I live at No. 10, Duke street, Blackfriars-bridge. On Saturday night the 27th of March, about half after twelve, I was turning Fleet street going towards Blackfriars bridge , the prisoner met me; she asked me for some money; I had nothing but three halfpence, I gave her that for fear she should put her hand and take my watch; I told her I wanted to go home; she attempted to take the watch twice.
Q. Were you sober. - A. I was a little in liquor. I knew that she took the watch from me, and gave it to a man; the man stabbed me under the right side at the time she gave him the watch.
Q. Did you go any where with her. - A. No, she followed me.
Q. How did she get your watch. - A. She lowered the flap of my breeches to take out the watch.
Q. A chain or a string to your watch. - A. A chain.
Q. Why did not you put the chain of your watch in, that she might not lay hold of it. - A. I had not such a thought.
Q. What did the man stab you with. - A. With a knife at the end of a stick; I kept fast hold of the prisoner, and took her to the watchhouse; the man went away after he got the watch, I never saw him afterwards; I never saw the man before he came up to me, and asked me what business I had with the woman.
Q. Was she sober. - A. Yes; I believe she was.
Q. What kind of a stab was it. - A. Just by the hip.
Q. You had not been any where with this woman. - A. No.
Q. How far did she walk with you. - A. Right across Bridge street; when she took my watch, I said to her you have got my watch, you shall not go till you give me my watch; then she gave the man the watch.
JOHN BOLLARD . I am a constable; the prosecutor brought this woman into the watchhouse, about two o’clock in the morning; he charged her with robbing him of his watch; I searched her, and found nothing on her; nor did he at the time mention any thing about the stab at the watchhouse, although he was about twenty minutes in the watch-house; he told me that he saw the watch go from her to the man.
Q. You know nothing about the stab. - A. On Monday he told me of it, and shewed it me; it was not deep, it was upon the hip bone, about the eighth of an inch.
Q. Was the man sober. - A. He was rather the worse for liquor.
Q. to prosecutor. It was two o’clock instead of half past twelve. - A. I did not know it, he told me before I had made a mistake of the time.
Prisoner’s Defence. I was going home at one o’clock in the morning, I live over the water; I was crossing from Union street, I saw that man and two men with him; he wished me good night; he laid hold of me and gave me three halfpence to take a liberty with me; then he said I had taken his watch. I am innocent of it, he was very much in liquor.
GUILTY, aged 40.
Transported for Seven Years ,
London jury, before Mr. Recorder.
1828 Census Index.
Elizath. Booth, age 46, F.S. Aeolus, 1809, 7 years, protestant, Ux Tisley, Darling Harbor, Sydney.
John Tisley, age 32, T.L, Ann?? 1, 1816, life, protestant, stone cutter, Darling Harbor, Sydney.
(name of ship is difficult to read)
The following two advertisements appeared, one above the other, in the Commercial Journal and Advertiser, 24 Oct 1838. There appears to be a dispute as to the heir to the property of John Tisley, together with a riddle from the second alleged heir.
I DO Hereby CAUTION the Public from purchasing from Archibald Leamont, a House situate in Windmill-street, Darling Harbour, known as the property of the late John and Elizabeth Tisley, as I am Heiress to the Property.
Wife of JOHN WRIGHT.
Phillip-street, Sydney, Oct. 18th, 1838.
ALL debts owing to, and due by the deceased, Mr. John Tisley, late of Windmill-street, will be received and paid by his sole Heir.
Pharoah and Abimelech, found Abraham and Sarah once wrong, also the Caution of John
arid Sarah Wright, they’ll find altogether Wrong.
Convict Changes History
Maureen Withey on 13th August, 2020 made the following changes:
gender: f, crime