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Elizabeth Davies

Elizabeth Davies, one of 26 convicts transported on the Kitty, January 1792

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Elizabeth Davies
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1766
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1830
Age: 64 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Carmarthen Great Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Kitty
Departure date: January, 1792
Arrival date: 18th November, 1792
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 29 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 173 (87)
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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Denis Pember on 7th February, 2016 wrote:

Elizabeth was sentenced to 7 years transportation at Carmarthen, Wales and sailed to the colony on the ship ‘Kitty’ in 1792.

Denis Pember on 7th February, 2016 wrote:

In the colony, Elizabeth married Samuel Craft (Convict, Salamander, 1791) about 1793 Sydney.
They had 4 children, born between 1791 and 1800.
John C1791, Ann 1796, Elizabeth 1800 and William 1800 (twins).

Denis Pember on 7th February, 2016 wrote:

In about 1798 Samuel purchased 25 acres and was described as ‘a settler at ’ by Acting Commissary Williamson and authorised to put 100 bushels of wheat in the Government Store. In the 1806 Muster, his farm was identified as one acquired from George Tilley, a 1798 grant.

They suffered occasional floods and had to be rescued from a barn roof in 1806. However, they did well and stayed on the farm until 1817. They expanded their activities in 1811 when Samuel was granted a spirit licence at Windsor. He established an inn ‘The Sign of the Plough’, in a two storey brick building in George Street, believed to be part of Baker’s grant. At various times there are records of wheat sent to the Government Store and pork sent to Sydney.

In 1816 Samuel and his elder son John received land grants at Airds and in 1817 the two Windsor properties were sold. Additional land was bought at Airds for the younger son, William. Further grants were sought in 1820 and Samuel received another 50 acres at Grose Wold. Eventually he moved to the new area, for in the 1828 census he was there with 160 head of cattle, but he gave this property to Samuel, his 7 year old grandson, in 1830.

Denis Pember on 7th February, 2016 wrote:

Sainty & Johnson; 1828 Census of New South Wales:
Page 106….
[Ref C2774] Craft, Samuel, 59, FS, Salamander, 1791.
[Ref C2775] Craft, Elizabeth, 62, FS, Kitty, 1792.
They were living with their son William and his children, his wife, Rosanna, nèe Byrne had died in 1825. She was the daughter of the exiled Irish rebel Hugh ‘Vesty’ Byrne (Convict, Tellicherry, 1806) and his wife Sarah nèe Dwyer.
[Ref 2771] Craft, William, 28, BC, Farmer, Richmond. 32 acres, all cleared and cultivated, 5 horses and 160 cattle.
[Ref 2772] Craft, Ann, 6, born in the colony.
[Ref 2773] Craft, Samuel, 5, born in the colony.

Meredith McGregor on 21st June, 2016 wrote:

Sister of Evan Davies, Royal Admiral 1792

Convict Changes History

lynette blanchfield on 6th July, 2014 made the following changes:

date of death: 1816 (prev. 0000)

Denis Pember on 7th February, 2016 made the following changes:

term: 7 years (prev. 99 years), date of birth: 1766 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1830 (prev. 1816), gender: f

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