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Louisa Eldridge

Louisa Eldridge, one of 204 convicts transported on the Woodbridge, 20 August 1843

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Louisa Eldridge
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1825
Occupation: Housemaid
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Woodbridge
Departure date: 20th August, 1843
Arrival date: 25th December, 1843
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 203 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 383 (193). Tasmanian Archives - convict records
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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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 5th April, 2017 wrote:

Louisa ELDRIGE, together with Elizabeth LAYTON, were convicted at CCC, London on 12 June 1843 for highway robbery with violence.  Both sentenced to 15 yr transportation.  Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ‘Woodbridge’ arriving 25 Dec 1843.

Single woman; aged 18yrs; housemaid; 4’9 3/4”; several tattoos; can read; Church of England.
Native place of birth: Lambeth
Father: David
Sisters: Maria, Ann & Mary
Brother: David

Work services and times at the Female Factories Hobart and Launceston.

April 1847: Application for permission to marry. Louisa Eldridge (per Woodbridge)to William Murray (per London). Ref. 52/1/2

20 April 1847: Marriage, at St. John’s Church, Launceston. Louisa Eldridge, age 20, prisoner, single woman to William MURRAY, age 30, prisoner, shoemaker, single man. (ref. 37/1/6 no. 1119)

18 Dec 1847: male child Thomas ELDRIDGE born at Launceston. Father’s name not recorded. Mother - Louisa Eldridge. (ref. 33/1/23 no. 1911)

15 April 1851: Ticket of Leave granted.

1 Aug 1854: Conditional Pardon approved.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 5th April, 2017 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 383 (193). Tasmanian Archives - convict records (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Numb

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