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Elizabeth Costellow, one of 90 convicts transported on the Princess Charlotte, 27 March 1827
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 57 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 136
||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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Maureen Withey on 30th October, 2019 wrote:
Elizabeth was tried at the Old Bailey.
Olb Bailey online:
JOSEPH DICKINSON, ELIZABETH COSTELLOW, Theft - grand larceny, Theft - receiving, 14th September 1826.
1500; JOSEPH DICKINSON was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of August , 9 napkins, value 4s.; 5 towels, value 2s.; 2 jackets, value 6s.; and 4 aprons, value 4s. , the goods of William Colley , and ELIZABETH COSTELLOW was indicted for feloniously receiving part of the same goods, well knowing them to have been stolen .
ANN COLLEY . I am the wife of William Colley; and am a laundress. On the 24th of August, I had these articles to wash, and I missed them that day; I had left them safe the night before, when I went to bed, in my wash-house; I fastened the windows and doors; I did not see that any violence had been done; I suppose they got in at the wash-house window, which was wide open; there was a square of glass out.
SARAH LONGLEY . I am the wife of Abraham Longley , and live in Tothill-street; I deal in old linen articles. On the 24th or 25th of August, Elizabeth Costellow brought some towels, and two coarse aprons, which I bought of her; it is called huckaback; there were two letters on them, but I cannot say what; I sold them again - she came again the same afternoon, and brought the articles which are here; Mr. Pace came on the 30th of August and claimed them.
Prisoner COSTELLOW. Q. Did you not say you bought them of a person called Carrotty? A. That is you.
WILLIAM RICHARDSON . I was on duty in Vauxhall-road, on the 24th of August, about half-past four o’clock in the morning, and I saw Dickinson and another man coming up Belvoir-terrace, towards Pimlico; they made off at the back of Belvoir-terrace, and I saw them turn their heads frequently; I thought there was something wrong, and I made up to them, and overtook them; I asked them what was the matter; they said, Nothing - they had been at the Cobourg, and staid drinking all night; I did not detain them; it was directly opposite Mr. Colley’s place that I first saw them.
THOMAS PACE . From the information I received I suspected Dickinson to be concerned in the robbery, and I went to the back of a house in Duck-lane, Westminster; I found Costellow standing at the door with another woman; I went into the back part of the house, and found Dickinson in bed; I said to him, “What is your name?” he said, “Pace; you know my name very well;” I said,“Get up,” which he did, and under the bed I found this chissel, and these three centre-bits in a cupboard by the fire-place; I took him to the office, and took the female the same day, when she came to inquire about him; they had been living together. I sent Mrs. Colley to Mrs. Longley’s - before I got there she hung up the jacket; and I went and said, “Who did you buy this of?” she said,“Of a woman, in the family way, named Carrotty Bet - you know her very well.”
MRS. COLLEY. I lost some huckaback towels and aprons which were marked.(Property produced and sworn to.)
DICKINSON - GUILTY . Aged 19.
COSTELLOW - GUILTY . Aged 18.
Transported for Seven Years .
Elizabeth was sent to Moreton Bay penal establishment, and the records are as follows:
Elizabeth Costellow, convicted in the colony in the name of Elizabeth Williams, alias White. Original conviction at Middlesex G. D., 14 Sept 1826, sentence 7 years for stealing linen. Trade, house servant. colonial conviction at Quarter sessions, Maitland, 12 Sept 1836 for larceny, sentence, sentence, 7 years.
Convict Changes History
Claire on 28th May, 2018 made the following changes:
alias1: Williams, alias2: White, date of birth: 1808 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime