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Elizabeth Clarke, one of 113 convicts transported on the Sydney Cove, January 1807
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 59 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Middlesex Gaol Delivery
18th June, 1807
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales
Travelled with 113 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 386
||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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Mike Harvey on 26th June, 2012 wrote:
487. ANN SIMONS , and ELIZABETH CLARKE , were indicted for feloniously stealing on the 2nd of June, fourteen yards of printed cotton, value 14/-. the property of Richard Samuel , privately in his shop .
RICHARD SAMUEL . I live at No. 49, New Compton street, St. Giles’, I am a linen draper. I was not in the shop at the time.
SARAH SAMUEL . I am the wife of the last witness. On the 2nd of June, between three and four o’clock in the afternoon, the two prisoners came to buy an apron; I shewed them several and none would suit them; I pulled down a piece of print to shew them, and while I was shewing them the print, one of them said they did not see a print they should like; they did not stop long after that; soon after they were gone, I missed a piece of print that I had shewed them.
Q. Who was in the shop at the time. -
A. No one but myself. When my husband came home, I told him; that might be an hour and a half after. The printed cotton was found at the pawnbroker’s.
SAMUEL MORRIS . I am a pawnbroker, I live at Long-acre. On the 2nd of June last, seven yards of cotton was pledged by a woman of the name of Ann Simons . I cannot swear to either of the prisoners.
. I live with Mr. Lane, pawnbroker, Holborn. On the 7th of June, seven yards of cotton was pledged in the name of Mary Clark .
Q. Who did you take it of.
A. I do not know. I have seen the prisoners, I cannot say when.
WILLIAM CLEMENTS . I searched the prisoner’s apartments. In taking up the boards of the flooring, I found the duplicate of the property.
(The property produced and identified.)
Simon’s Defence. I own to that piece of cotton, and no more.
Clark’s Defence. I was never inside of the shop, I never saw the cotton.
SIMONS, GUILTY, aged 17.
CLARK, GUILTY, aged 17.
Of stealing only .
Transported for Seven Years .
Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.
Â© Mike Harvey 2012