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Eliza Edwards, one of 90 convicts transported on the Princess Charlotte, 27 March 1827
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 57 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 136
||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.
THIRD DAY. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16.
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