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Elizabeth Cleveland

Elizabeth Cleveland, one of 180 convicts transported on the Rajah, 01 April 1841

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Elizabeth Cleveland
Aliases: Cleaveland
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: Assault
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Rajah
Departure date: 1st April, 1841
Arrival date: 19th July, 1841
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 179 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 273 (138). Tasmanian Archives - convicts http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON40-1-2,266,199,L,80.
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

Carol Axton-Thompson on 6th January, 2014 wrote:

Elizabeth Cleaveland was convicted at CCC, London on 17/08/1840 for assault - throwing burning liquor over a person - George Day who had struck me first. 15yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Rajah’, arriving 24/07/1841.

Widow, 1 child.

Ticket of Leave 27/05/1845
Conditional Pardon 30/01/1849

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 6th January, 2014 made the following changes:

source, alias1, gender, crime

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