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Elizabeth Coward

Elizabeth Coward, one of 110 convicts transported on the Northampton, December 1814

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Elizabeth Coward
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1815
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Dorset Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Northampton
Departure date: December, 1814
Arrival date: 18th June, 1815
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 109 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 189 (96)
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

Maureen Withey on 23rd December, 2019 wrote:

Elizabeth Coward died on the ship, when it was at Rio de Janiero in March 1815. 
The Surgeon, Dr Joseph Arnold, kept a log, (which is incomplete):

Rio de Janeiro Mar 8 1815.  Departed this life Eliz. Coward, a convict from the County of Dr_____ this poor wretch was sent on board with an infamous character that she feigned epileptic fits, and fatuity [?], which was certified by four or five surgeons & Jailor’s certificates.  Her fatuity [?] [patuity] hernea [?] appeared to be real, as well as her convulsions.  She could not eat the salt provisions, she became dropsical & emaciated, and at length died of debility.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 23rd December, 2019 made the following changes:

date of death: 1815 (prev. 0000), gender: f

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