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Eliza Brown, one of 90 convicts transported on the Louisa, 21 August 1827
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||2nd January, 1807
|Date of Death:
life span was 59 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 279 (141)
||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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Di MacDonald on 14th March, 2019 wrote:
Married fellow convict, John Ward, who arrived on the convict ship Malabar
D Wong on 15th March, 2019 wrote:
Theft: grand larceny.
12th July 1827
ELIZA BROWN was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of June, 3 pairs of trousers, value 12s.; 3 shifts, value 6s.; 3 bed-gowns, value 1s. 6d.; 1 gown, value 2s.; 3 towels, value 2s.; 2 petticoats, value 9d.; 3 aprons, value 9d., and 1 piece of calico, value 2d. the goods of Charles Ely.
EMMA ELY. I am nine years old. (The witness appeared perfectly to understand the obligation of an oath.) About a month ago I had these things in a bundle; I was bringing them from the mangle, in Little Mary-le-bone-street, and taking them to my mother’s, in North-row, Mary-le-bone; the prisoner came up to me in Duke-street, and asked if I would go on an errand for her; I knew her before; I said, Yes; she took me into another street, and asked if the things were not very heavy; I said Yes; she asked if she should carry them; I said Yes; she then unpinned the bundle, put her foot on a step, and asked if I had a pin - I had none; she then took out a paper bag, took a pin out of it, pinned it up, and said, “Come along with me;” she took me into Hanover-square, and then into Hanover-street ; she then put her foot on the step of a door, and told me to go to Mr. Jameson’s, and get three shirts - she said it was the second turning; I went there, but could not find him; I then went back to the place, and she was gone; she said Mr. Jameson would give me 6d.; I was to take the shirts to my mother, and should have 4d. of it myself; I am certain of her.
GEORGE LEICESTER. I am Ely’s brother-in-law. I went out, from her description, and found the prisoner in Newport-market; she said, “That is the woman;” the prisoner turned round, and said, “Did you speak to me;” I said Yes; and told her what my sister had said; she denied having seen her; I asked if she would go back with me; she said Yes; and when we had got a little way, she wanted to return to her friends; I saw in her hand a paper bag; I then told her it was of no use to deny it, as my sister had described her as having such a bag as that; she again wanted to go to her mother’s in Covent-garden; I went part of the way, and then gave her into custody; I asked her again about the things - she said she was so agitated she could not tell if she had taken them, but she had not.
RUTH SHANKS. I keep a mangle. I left the articles stated in the indictment, in a bundle, with my son, to deliver to Ely - her mother is my sister.
WILLIAM SHANKS. I delivered Ely the bundle which my mother left with me.
ELIZABETH ELY. I had sent these things to Shanks’ to be mangled, and next day sent Emma for them; my husband’s name is Charles; I found one gown hanging up for sale in Crown-street.
JOSEPH COLLINS. I took the prisoner, and found 5s. or 6s. on her; and this paper bag, with some pins in it.
GUILTY. Aged 20.
Transported for Seven Years.
Eliza Brown was 20 years old on arrival.
Native Place: London.
Occupations: Fancy trimmer/House maid/nurse girl.
Eliza was literate, protestant, single, 5’0” tall, dark ruddy complexion, brown hair and eyes.
Assigned to Margaret?? Robertson, Parramatta.
20/2/1832: Permission to marry John Ward (Malabar) - he was 37 and had a TOL - Eliza was 24 and on bond.
8/10/1834: COF-Wife of John Ward (as stated on her CF).
Convict Changes History
Anonymous on 28th May, 2012 made the following changes:
Di MacDonald on 14th March, 2019 made the following changes:
date of birth: 2nd January, 1807 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1860 (prev. 0000)