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Elizabeth Broadway

Elizabeth Broadway, one of 99 convicts transported on the Mermaid, 15 February 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Elizabeth Broadway
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1790
Occupation: Laundress
Date of Death: 16th July, 1848
Age: 58 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Simple grand larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Mermaid
Departure date: 15th February, 1828
Arrival date: 27th June, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 99 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 313 (158)
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

Sue Ward on 1st November, 2016 wrote:

Indicted for stealing 1 blanket found pinned around her at the Islington work-house. Prisoner was a pauper there. Her husband had been murdered that year and she had three children. Blanket Value 4s.Granted permission to marry fellow convict, Edward Meyrick, 1830. They had a daughter, Cath Meyrick in 1835. Her husband was Granted Free Pardon on 16 Nov 1836 “on account of his good conduct when his masters (Mr GC Clark) house was attacked by bushrangers. They moved to Little River in Victoria in 1840 where the husband worked as a cart and drayman. Elizabeth died when her clothing caught fire while cooking fish, 16 July 1848.

D Wong on 2nd November, 2016 wrote:

Old Bailey:
ELIZABETH BROADWAY, Theft > simple larceny, 13th September 1827.

Offence: Theft > simple larceny
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Transportation
ELIZABETH BROADWAY was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of September , 1 blanket, value 4s. , the goods of the Overseers for the time being, of the parish of St. Mary, Islington .
THOMAS WESTON . I am master of Islington work-house . The prisoner was a pauper there - I missed a blanket off her bed last Saturday.
MARY HATTON . I was at Islington work-house last Saturday, and saw the prisoner with this blanket pinned round her.
THOMAS COPE. Hatton gave me information - I took the blanket from the prisoner.
JOSEPH BIRCH. I saw the blanket found on her.
GUILTY . Aged 38.
Transported for Seven Years.

Elizabeth was 5’4 1/2” tall, light brown hair and eyes, can read, scar on right cheek, long scar on right arm above wrist joint, widowed, 3 children, “my husband’s brother killed my husband with a Rake, I have 3 ch. All at Islington I went into the Poorhouse to Lye In”.

31/5/1830: Permission to marry Edward Meyrick (Princess Charlotte).
6/9/1830: Married at Hobart Town -
10/12/1831: Son John Edward born, he married Margaret Grahen/Grehen, died 1882 at Lara - John died 7/5/1905 at Lara, Vic.

1840: Free Certificate

Convict Changes History

Sue Ward on 1st November, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1790 (prev. 0000), date of death: 16th July, 1884 (prev. 0000), crime

D Wong on 2nd November, 2016 made the following changes:

date of death: 16th July, 1848 (prev. 16th July, 1884)

D Wong on 2nd November, 2016 made the following changes:

gender: f, occupation

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