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Elizabeth Foster

Elizabeth Foster, one of 140 convicts transported on the Numa, 03 December 1833

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Elizabeth Foster
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1813
Occupation: Nursery maid
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Pocket picking
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Numa
Departure date: 3rd December, 1833
Arrival date: 13th June, 1834
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 140 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 250
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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D Wong on 13th August, 2018 wrote:

Old Bailey:
Theft: pocketpicking.
4th July 1833
Verdict Guilty; Guilty
Sentence Transportation
ELIZABETH FOSTER and MARY HOLLAND were indicted for stealing, on the 20th of May, 1 purse, value 1d.; 4 sovereigns; 1 half-sovereign; 2 half-crowns; 5 shillings; 6 sixpences, and 1 piece of foreign coin, value 5d., of Lorenzo Ronchetti, from his person.

Foster’s Defence. I was going down Stonecutter-street, to go home, and the prosecutor caught me and said, I had robbed him - I had not seen my fellow-prisoner all the night, nor the day before - she can say the same.

Holland’s Defence. I never saw this young woman, nor the prosecutor, till I got to the watch-house.

Transported for Seven Years.

Mary Holland was also on board - she died 7/6/1834.

16/12/1834: Newcastle - Servant from London. Admitted to Newcastle gaol from Maitland under sentence of 14 days in the cells.  Returned to lher mistress 6 February.

16/5/1835: Newcastle gaol - Admitted to Newcastle gaol 16th May under sentence of 21 days solitary confinement and then returned to her mistress.  Returned to her mistress 8th June.

27/6/1835: Newcastle gaol - Admitted to Newcastle gaol from Maitland under sentence of 4 months in the gaol.  Assigned to Mrs. Moore at Newcastle 24 November.

4/3/1836: Newcastle - Assigned to Mrs. Moore. to be returned to govt.  Mrs. Moore being considered an unfit person to have an assigned servant.

23/4/1836: Application to marry Thomas Clifton.  Allowed.  She is 22.
No record of marriage on NSW BDM.

1839: TOL
17/7/1841: COF

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 13th August, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1813 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime

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