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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: 1779
Occupation: Servant
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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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:


transcribed here:


D Wong on 12th August, 2020 wrote:

Elizabeth Chidlow was listed as 33 years old on arrival.

31/10/1814: Married George Scott, co-conspirator, at St. John’s, Parramatta, by Banns and by Samuel Marsden.

30/12/1820 Sydney Gazette:
GEORGE SCOTT, of Parramatta, hereby Cautions the Inhabitants of the Colony against giving Trust or Credit to his Wife, Elizabeth Scott, who has absented herself from her Family, as he will not be responsible for any Debts by her contracted; and all Persons are cautioned against harbouring the said Elizabeth Scott, on Pain of rigid Prosecution.

Andy Mabbett on 12th August, 2020 wrote:

Spouse is George Scott:


Andy Mabbett on 12th August, 2020 wrote:

More on Chidlow in:

“The Trial, at Large of William Booth, and His Associates, George Scot, the Three Yates’s, John Barrows, and Elizabeth Chidlow, for Forgery, Coining, &c. At The Stafford Summer Assizes, 1812, Before Mr Justice Le Blanc.” (1812, Stafford)

See transcription of that work, here:


Andy Mabbett on 12th August, 2020 wrote:

Also mentioned in another work about the same trial:

“The Trial of William Booth, of Perry Barr, In The County of Stafford, For Forgery, At Stafford Summer Assizes, 1812. Before Sir Simon Le Blanc, One of The Judges of His Majesty’s Court of King’s Bench.” (1812, Stafford)

See transcription, here:


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

D Wong on 12th August, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1779 (prev. 0000), occupation

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