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Elizabeth Ford

Elizabeth Ford, one of 127 convicts transported on the Mary, 03 June 1823

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Elizabeth Ford
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: -
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Mary
Departure date: 3rd June, 1823
Arrival date: 5th October, 1823
Place of arrival New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 126 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 65 (34)
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 21st February, 2020 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 21 February 2020), January 1823, trial of HANNAH FORD ELIZABETH FORD (t18230115-42).
HANNAH FORD, ELIZABETH FORD, Theft > theft from a specified place, 15th January 1823.

Before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

213. HANNAH FORD and ELIZABETH FORD were indicted for stealing, on the 23d of December , at St. Mary-le-bone, twenty-one silver forks, value 12 l., and thirteen silver spoons, value 8 l., the goods of Joseph May , in his dwelling-house .

JAMES BISHOP . I am under footman to Joseph May,Esq., who rents a house, No. 20, Lower Montague-street, St. Mary-le-bone . On the 23d of December, about three o’clock in the afternoon, I went into the pantry, which is below stairs, hearing the plate in the plate closet rattle, and found the two prisoners there; they must have come down the area, the door was on the latch. Elizabeth Ford had some silver spoons and forks tied up in her apron - she dropped them on the floor upon seeing me; they were about two yards from each other, and had no business in the house. I found they had opened the drawer where the plate was kept, but only part of it was gone; the prisoner Hannah asked if I wanted to buy any laces, immediately as Elizabeth let the plate fall. I asked their business, Hannah walked towards the door - I pushed her in and secured them both; they both begged for mercy. I kept them till five o’clock, when the watchman came and took them. I gave the plate to Sellers.

Prisoner ELIZABETH FORD . Q. My sister was only in the passage - A. She was in the pantry.

WILLIAM SELLERS . I am a constable. I received the prisoners in charge at the watch-house. Bishop gave me twelve large, and nine small silver forks; eight table, and five desert spoons; I have kept one of each, and returned the rest; they must be worth above 40 s.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

HANNAH FORD ‘S Defence. I was not in the room at all, but stood at the door, and did not know my sister was there. I asked if he wanted any thing, and he pushed me in.

ELIZABETH FORD ‘S Defence. My sister did not know I was there, but thought I was gone into the kitchen to ask the cook if she wanted any thing.


Hannah and Elizabeth were both transported on the Mary.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 21st February, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: f

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