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Elizabeth Cornish, one of 128 convicts transported on the Roslin Castle, 17 February 1830
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 279 (142)
||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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Glenn chandler on 14th November, 2011 wrote:
Elizabeth Cornish was convicted of robbing a farmer called Langham in Exeter. It happened in a brothel of which she was the keeper. Langham died in an alleyway after being dumped outside, possibly drugged. She was convicted alongside Grace Bryant and her ‘husband’ John Baker - there is no record of her marriage to Baker. She left behind another husband in Exeter called William - he was later hanged for bestiality with a dog! She also left a daughter, Elizabeth, whose own husband William Seward was transported to New South Wales for injuring a man in a duel. Quite a family! A few years after arriving in the colony she was granted permission to marry a Henry Jessop, and remained with him until his death. She inherited quite a bit of property from him in Cobbity and Sydney, so from being a brothel keeper in Exeter she did well for herself by being transported.