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Elizabeth Cheatham, one of 121 convicts transported on the Morley, 17 May 1820
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||Warwick Coventry Assizes
17th May, 1820
30th September, 1820
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales
Travelled with 123 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 330. Tasmanian Archives
||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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Nell Murphy on 13th April, 2019 wrote:
Elizabeth CHEATHAM was convicted at Coventry, Warwick, England. 14 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Australia, New South Wales per the ship “Morley” 1820.
Elizabeth appears to have sailed on to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) although details are not recorded on her Conduct sheet.
Elizabeth was placed with James CHEATHAM - although not clearly stated, it may have been her husband who was transported to VDL in 1820 per the “Dromedary”. He was also convicted at Warwick. Noted he was also charged with assaulting Dr. Turnbull, in 1831, along with Elizabeth. James CHEATHAM/CHEETHAM died 4 Dec 1832, aged 45 yrs.
Record in VDL:
3 Jan 1827 Assigned to Mr. James Cheatham - absent from lodgings in late hour of night and found on a ship. Reprimanded. Rev. R. Knopwood, Magistrate.
Ticket of Leave granted.
11 Aug 1829: Disorderly conduct by assaulting Jane Mott. To be deprived of her T of L and sent to the Female Factory.
11 March 1831: Mr. Cheatham - assault Dr. Turnbull. Dismissed.
11 Jan 1832: Mr. Cheatham - assault & beat James Kelly. Dismissed.
1 May 1833: Conditional Pardon approved, no. 475.
1 April 1834: Certificate of Freedom issued (ref. Colonial Times 1 April 1834)
There is a marriage for an Elizabeth CHEATHAM, widow, to Wiliam SHARMAN, at Hobart 30 Sept 1834.
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 13th April, 2019 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 330. Tasmanian Archives (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 330), gender: f