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Elizabeth Dyer, one of 170 convicts transported on the Emma Eugenia, 25 October 1850
Name, Aliases & Gender
||Davis, Sarah (alias), Allan, Bowerman
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 59 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/16, Page Number 367 (185). Tasmanian Archives. Old Bailey online court records. Friends of Orphan School.
||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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Nell Murphy on 18th October, 2019 wrote:
Elizabeth DYER (alias Sarah DAVIS) was convicted at the CCC, London on 19 Aug 1850 for feloniously uttering counterfeit coins. Gaol report: “previous similar offences”. 7 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship “Emma Eugenia” arriving there 7 March 1851. Ship surgeon’s report: “good”.
Married woman, 1 child. (ref. convict record)
Aged 28 yrs; Protestant; can read & write; needlewoman; 4’11 1/2” height; fresh complexion; brown hair; Hazel eyes.
Convict record states her proper name is “Sarah DAVIS”
Native place of birth: Hereford, England
Brothers: John & William
Sisters: Elizabeth & Mary
Child: Louisa ALLAN admitted to the Queens Orphanage, New Town, Hobart on 1 July 1851. 4 yrs of age. (Note: this was a requirement by the Govt so as to permit the mother to work.)
Father’s name given as “John ALLAN”
Mother: Elizabeth DYER (transported per ‘Emma Eugenia’)
(ref. Friends of the Orphan School records)
Colony of VDL:
Assigned out to work services
18 June 1851: Absconded.
19 June 1851: Larceny. 12 mths hard labour.
APPLICATION FOR PERMISSION TO MARRY (note - remarriages were encouraged by the Govt to ensure a more stable social life). Elizabeth DYER (Emma Eugenia) to James BOWERMAN (Mayda). Approved.
29 July 1852: Elizabeth DYER, aged 27 yrs, servant to James BOWERMAN, aged 29 yrs, labourer at Chapel of St. John the Baptist, River Ouse, Hamilton district.(ref. 37/1/11 no. 122)
Daughter Louisa ALLEN returned to mother’s care, on 7 Dec 1852, now that she was married. (ref. Orphan School record)
26 Sept 1854: Ticket of Leave status granted.
17 Nov 1857: Certificate of Freedom issued, at Hamilton, Tasmania.
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 18th October, 2019 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/16, Page Number 367 (185). Tasmanian Archives. Old Bailey online court records. Friends of Orphan School. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 9