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Elizabeth Chambers

Elizabeth Chambers, one of 26 convicts transported on the Kitty, January 1792

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Elizabeth Chambers
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1st January, 1762
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 24th December, 1838
Age: 76 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Kitty
Departure date: January, 1792
Arrival date: 18th November, 1792
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 29 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 173 (87)
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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Denis Pember on 30th November, 2016 wrote:

Old Bailey transcript 26 Oct 1791: (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org) t17911026-22
ELIZABETH CHAMBERS was indicted for stealing, on the 22nd of October, one woollen cloth coat, value 40 s. one Marseilles waistcoat, value 3 s. one cotton ditto, value 3 s. one pair of velveret [sic] breeches, value 3 s. one pair of sattinet [sic] ditto, value 10 s. a muslin handkerchief, value 1 s. two pair of hose, value 18 d. the property of William Kinslen; and one pair of cotton stockings, value 2 s. the property of Robert Howden.

My house is in Aldersgate-street, opposite Little Britain; I came home about nine last Saturday evening; I found my two pair of stairs front room on fire. The prisoner was my servant ; I suspected her of stealing several things. I had her taken up as soon as I had put the fire out. She was going to bed; I found in one of her shoes fourteen duplicates; her bed-room is one pair of stairs above the room that was on fire. I found many of my things upon examining at the pawnbroker’s.

I am an apprentice; I know the prisoner; she pledged a pair of breeches with me the 7th of September, a pair of stockings for 9 d. the 20th of September; the breeches are velveteen, the stockings are worsted; a coat for 6 s. 2 d. the 24th of September, and two waistcoats for 6 s.

Prosecutor. I never gave the prisoner leave to pawn any thing for me.
(The clothes produced.)

I have mended my father’s stockings; those stockings are mine.
(The prosecutor deposes to the coat.)
I have had the coat twelve months; I am sure it is mine.
(Prosecutor deposes to the waistcoat.)
Prisoner. I leave myself to the mercy of the Jury.
Transported for seven years.
Tried by the London Jury before Mr. RECORDER.

Denis Pember on 30th November, 2016 wrote:

In the colony, Elizabeth married Henry Lamb (NSW Corps, 1791, “Albermarle”).
They had three children.

1828 Census:
[Ref L0071 page 226] Lamb, Henry, 70, Albermarle, 1791, Protestant, gardener, John Blaxland, Newington.
[Ref L0073 page 226] Lamb, Mrs., 65, free by servitude, Kitty, 1792, 7 years, Protestant.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 30th November, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: January, 1762 (prev. 0000), date of death: 24th December, 1838 (prev. 0000), gender: f, crime

Denis Pember on 30th November, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1st January, 1762 (prev. January, 1762)

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