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Eliza Edwards

Eliza Edwards, one of 90 convicts transported on the Princess Charlotte, 27 March 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Eliza Edwards
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Princess Charlotte
Departure date: 27th March, 1827
Arrival date: 6th August, 1827
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 89 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 136
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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Maureen Withey on 29th August, 2019 wrote:

Eliza was convicted at the Old Bailey.

ELIZA EDWARDS, Theft - pocketpicking, 14th September 1826.


Source: Old Bailey online.

Third Middlesex Jury - Before Mr. Common Sergeant.

1474. ELIZA EDWARDS was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of June , 1 handkerchief, value 2s., the goods of William Coggan Bolton, from his person .

WILLIAM COGGAN BOLTON. I live in Furnival’s-inn. On the evening of the 30th of June, about five o’clock, I was in Chandos-street , and felt some person push me on one side, and presently the prisoner came before me - she muttered something which I did not understand, and upon surveying me, she took my handkerchief from my breast-pocket, and ran away - I saw her run into a house; I found the constable, and she was taken.

Prisoner. You went home with me - you had no money, and left the handkerchief with me. Witness. I had not the slightest conversation with her.

THOMAS CUSS . The prisoner came to me, and gave me this information; I went into the house with him, and the prisoner was standing in the yard - I took hold of her, and behind her there was a cellar, and I saw the handkerchief down there - I got it up; she said, “For God’s sake let the gentleman forgive me.”

GUILTY. Aged 20.

Transported for Fourteen Years.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 29th August, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: f, crime

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