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Elizabeth Carter

Elizabeth Carter, one of 90 convicts transported on the Princess Charlotte, 27 March 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Elizabeth Carter
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1806
Occupation: Needlewoman
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 Life

Crime: Stealing a watch
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Princess Charlotte
Departure date: 27th March, 1827
Arrival date: 6th August, 1827
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 89 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 135 (69)
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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Penny-Lyn Beale on 4th May, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents. Princess Charlotte - 1827
Indent No; 12
Name; Elizabeth Carter
Age; 21 [1806] Read & write. Protestant. Married
Native Place; London
Trade or calling; Needlewoman
Offence; Stealing watch
Trial; London - 14 Sept 1826. Life
Height; 5 ft. 4 1/2 in
Eyes; Dark Brown
Hair; Dark Brown
Completion; Dark Ruddy
Remarks; Behaviour;
Assigned; J McHenry J.P.
Remarks; HUSBAND on board .... Captains Mate
Ticket of Leave; 32/220
Conditional Pardon; No; 39/327

Tony Beale on 2nd October, 2021 wrote:

Elizabeth Carter in the New South Wales, Australia, Convict Applications for the Publication of Banns, 1828-1830, 1838-1839
Name: Elizabeth Carter
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1806
Age: 22
Arrival year: 1827
Arriving Vessel: Princess Charlotte
Spouse Name: Robert Giddins
Spouse Gender: Male
Spouse Birth Year: 1802
Spouse Age: 26
Spouse Arrival Year: 1827
Spouse Vessel: Princess Charlotte
Marriage Year: Abt 1828
Application Date: 8 Jan 1828
Application Place: St. Philips Church, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Giddings and Carter came on the same boat at the same time. Elizabeth worked for Mrs Howarth who gave her permission and a good character reference. He was described as free and a carpenters mate. Employed by Mr William Brown, shipbuilder, of Market Warf. Rev William Cowper

Tony Beale on 2nd October, 2021 wrote:

Old Bailey Online

1430. ELIZABETH CARTER was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of July , 1 watch, value 30s., the goods of Thomas Small , from his person .

THOMAS SMALL. I was coachman to Mr. Nottage, of Wandsworth. I was discharged from his service on the 13th of July - I met the prisoner on the 14th at the King’s Head public-house, James-street, Covent-garden , a little before twelve o’clock in the day - she was quite a stranger, and was there before I got there; I sat down near her, and had a pint of ale - some other persons came in - I might be two hours in their company - I then went with her and three or four others over the way to the Ship public-house; I was not drunk - I took out my watch to see what o’clock it was, and the prisoner snatched it out of my hand - she ran away; when I turned out of the door, it was between two and three o’clock - I saw it the next day at the pawnbroker’s - I was very little the worse for liquor; I can swear positively I had not given her the watch - there were three or four other girls about me.

ISAAC SAYER . I am an officer. I was sent for to the Fox-under-the-hill public-house, and there I received information that the prosecutor had been robbed - he appeared to be out of his mind - he related to me in substance what he has now - he described the girl, and I went to the King’s Head, and took her up; I am quite certain she denied ever having the watch, and so she said at the watch-house - the prosecutor was sober - he could describe her person.

SAMUEL WINSCOM . I live with Mr. Wells, a pawnbroker, No. 49, Broad-street, St. Giles’. This watch was pawned there on the 14th of July, by the prisoner.

MARY NORTON . I am a poor woman. I saw the prisoner pass my door on the 14th of July - she took a silver watch out of her pocket - she said to two other girls, that she had got the watch, and 1s. 6d. - I did not know her, but I saw her again at the office.(Property produced and sworn to.)

The prisoner put in a written defence, stating, that the prosecutor had sent her to pledge the watch.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Life .

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 4th May, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1806 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime

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