Hi Guest!
Contribute to this record

Elizabeth Duncan

Elizabeth Duncan, one of 121 convicts transported on the Morley, 17 May 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Elizabeth Duncan
Aliases: Crane, Cohen
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1804
Occupation: Laundress
Date of Death: 26th February, 1845
Age: 41 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Possession of forged bank note
Convicted at: Lancaster Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Morley
Departure date: 17th May, 1820
Arrival date: 30th September, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 123 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 326
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.

Did you find the person you were looking for?

If Elizabeth Duncan was the person you were looking for, you may be able to discover more about them by looking at our resources page.

If you have more hunting to do, try a new search or browse the convict records.

Know more about Elizabeth Duncan?

Contribute to this record

Community Contributions

D Wong on 6th December, 2015 wrote:

Elizabeth Duncan was transported for ‘possessing forged notes.

Colonial Secretary:
DUNCAN, Elizabeth. Per “Morley”, 1820
1822 May 6,7: Re permission to marry at Sydney (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.250)

1823 Sep 17: On list of prisoners assigned (Fiche 3290; 4/4570D p.31)

1822: Married Isaac Crane (Surrey 1814) – they had at least 2 children, William A.
Born 1825 and Ann born 1823.

27/3/1834: COF

1839: Married Michael Cohen (John 1829) – no children found.  Isaac Crane was still alive and in February 1845 Elizabeth was charged with ‘Bigamy’.  She was discharged by the Magistrates for lack of evidence.
Elizabeth died 26/12/1845.
Michael then married Priscilla Salmon in 1847.

27/2/1845 Sydney Morning Herald:
Family Notices
DIED. On the 26th instant, at her residence, Pitt-street South, Mrs. Elizabeth Cohen, in her 41st year.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 6th December, 2015 made the following changes:

alias1: Crane, alias2: Cohen, date of birth: 1804 (prev. 0000), date of death: 26th February, 1845 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime

This record was discovered and printed on ConvictRecords.com.au