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Elizabeth Chidlow

Elizabeth Chidlow, one of 119 convicts transported on the Wanstead, August 1813

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Elizabeth Chidlow
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 14 years

Crime: Forgery
Convicted at: Stafford Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Wanstead
Departure date: August, 1813
Arrival date: 9th January, 1814
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 118 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 109 (56)
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

Brian Parsons on 8th May, 2014 wrote:

She was transported along with George Scott,Job Jones and John Yates for forgery whilst the main culprit William Booth was hung. If you Google it you will see he is famous for being twice tried, twice hung and twice buried.

Andy Mabbett on 30th July, 2020 wrote:

Chidlow is mentioned in this 1812 handbill about William Booth’s trial and execution:


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Convict Changes History

Brian Parsons on 8th May, 2014 made the following changes:


Iris Dunne on 31st July, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: f

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