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||14th September, 1887
life span was 58 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Death Certificate: BDM NSW - 10124/1887
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D Wong on 11th February, 2019 wrote:
Listed as Eleanor on Irish Convicts to NSW website and also on NSW Gov. Convict Records.
Sister Letitia arrived per same ship.
Parents: Thomas Cobb and Martha Corbett.
Eleanor was 17 years old on arrival: she was 4’11¼” tall, ruddy freckled complexion, brown hair, grey eyes, single.
Native Place: Kings County.
Occupation: Kitchen maid.
19/11/1828: Permission to marry Michael Geraghty (Southworth) he was 28 and free, Eleanor was 18 and on bond.
29/7/1829: Permission to marry Henry Winchester (Mary 2) he was 24 and had a TOL.
1829: Married Henry Winchester - they had 8/11 children.
1887: Eleanor died in West Maitland, NSW.
Sarah Jane on 13th February, 2019 wrote:
I feel support for her real name being Ellen is strong. An original muster roll in 1928 when she was first transported gives her name as Ellen. Then later convict documents, census records and marriage documents give her name as either Eleanor and Helen. However, after she is freed and is now Ellen Winchester, she appears in Maitland newspapers some 40 odd times from the 1840’s to the 1880’s and is always referred to as “Ellen”. If Eleanor was her real name I would have thought it would have been continued to be used throughout the decades. But it wasn’t. Instead Ellen is always used.
Convict Changes History
Sarah Jane on 11th February, 2019 made the following changes:
convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Death Certificate: BDM NSW - 10124/1887 (prev. ), firstname: Ellen, surname: Cobb, alias1: Eleanor, alias2: Helen, alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1810, date of death: 14th September, 1887, gender: f, occupa
D Wong on 11th February, 2019 made the following changes:
firstname: Eleanor (prev. Ellen), alias1: Ellen (prev. Eleanor), occupation