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Elizabeth Coward, one of 110 convicts transported on the Northampton, December 1814
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 58 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Dorset Quarter Sessions
18th June, 1815
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales
Travelled with 109 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 189 (96)
||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 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