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Matthew Andrew Elkins

Matthew Andrew Elkin, one of 272 convicts transported on the Perseus and Coromandel, January 1802

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Matthew Andrew Elkins
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 26th January, 1780
Occupation: Shoemaker
Date of Death: 5th February, 1834
Age: 54 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing money
Convicted at: Chester Great Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Perseus and Coromandel
Departure date: January, 1802
Arrival date: 14th August, 1802
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 251 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 304
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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Joanne Withnall on 8th January, 2015 wrote:

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D Wong on 9th January, 2015 wrote:

From Wikia Familypedia:

Matthew Elkin - convict on the Perseus in 1802
Matthew Andrew Elkin arrived in Sydney, New South Wales in 4 Aug 1802 on the Perseus as a convict.
Matthew Andrew Elkins had been charged with stealing 1s 12d from Squire Clark. He was tried at Chester on 17 April 1797 and sentenced to death which was later commuted to 7 years transportation. Placed aboard the Perseus the ship sailed from Spithead, England on 12 February 1802 for a voyage that lasted nearly 6 months.
In 1805 he married a fellow convict Mary Moss, his first wife, who had arrived on the “Experiment” in 1804. Mary died in 1807. They had one daughter, Ann. In 1818, Matthew married his second wife Catherine Wilbow.
In 1806 muster he is listed as being Free By Servitude, a shoemaker at Parramatta. In 1816 he is on the list of persons claiming they had served their “time” but had no supporting documents to prove it.
Some time around 1816 he was working as a shoemaker at Lower Portland Head.

Matthew died the day after giving away 2 of his daughter’s in marriage at St. Thomas Church, Sackville. They were Jane, who married Joseph Blundell and Catherine who married William Jones.

The inscription on Matthew’s head stone at Windsor cemetery reads:
MATTHEW ANDREW ELKINS 5 February 1834 Aged 53 years. “Far from the land where first he drew breath He bowed obedient to all conquering death. At Church he was and made his daughters brides On the next day it was the will of God he died.”

Offspring of Matthew Andrew Elkin and Mary Moss (c1784-1807)

Ann Andrew Elkin (1805-1833)
5 August 1805 Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
24 September 1833 Wisemans Ferry,New South Wales, Australia
Married: Sylvester Butler (c1804-1847)

Offspring of Matthew Andrew Elkin and Catherine Wilbow (1793-1872)

Mary Ann Elkin (1813-1813)
Jane Elkin (1817-1883)
16 March 1817 St Albans, New South Wales, Australia
30 July 1883 Portland Head, New South Wales, Australia
Married: Joseph Blundell (1799-1852)

Catherine Elkin (1817-1896)
13 May 1817 Windsor, New South Wales, Australia
9 May 1896 Windsor, New South Wales, Australia
Married: William Jones (1788-1896)

Elizabeth Elkin (1819-1890)
9 June 1819 New South Wales,Australia
7 March 1890 Sackville, New South Wales, Australia
Married: George Manning (c1812-1907)

Matthew Andrew Elkin (1821-1899)

Convict Changes History

Joanne Withnall on 8th January, 2015 made the following changes:

surname: Elkins (prev. Elkin), date of birth: 26th January, 1780 (prev. 0000), date of death: 5th February, 1834 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

D Wong on 9th January, 2015 made the following changes:


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