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Elizabeth Goldsmith

Elizabeth Goldsmith, one of 89 convicts transported on the Earl of Liverpool, December 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Elizabeth Goldsmith
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1809
Occupation: Servant
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 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Earl of Liverpool
Departure date: December, 1830
Arrival date: 5th April, 1831
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 144 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 535 (270)
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 9th March, 2019 wrote:

Old Bailey:
ELIZABETH GOLDSMITH, Theft > stealing from master, 8th July 1830.

ELIZABETH GOLDSMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of May, 1 handkerchief, value 2d., and 2 sheets, value 5s., the goods of John Mills, her master.
JOHN MILLS. I keep a public-house in Edgware-road . The prisoner came into my service on the 13th of May, and last Wednesday I gave her leave to go to the dispensary, as her finger was bad - in consequence of suspicion from her peculiar manner of going out at different times, I went up to her room with my wife, and found in her box a handkerchief with two duplicates in it, one for a handkerchief, pawned the day she came to us, and the other for two sheets - there was nothing else in the box.
JOHN HUNT. I am a pawnbroker. I have a handkerchief pawned by a woman, to whom I gave this duplicate.
JAMES MOODY. I am a pawnbroker. I have a sheet pawned by the prisoner, on the 19th of May.
ALEXANDER BURGESS. I have a sheet pawned by a woman on the 19th of May - this is the duplicate I gave her.(Property produced and sworn to.)
GUILTY. Aged 21. - Transported for Seven Years.

Elizabeth Goldsmith was 21 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Hertfordshire.

Elizabeth was 5’3” tall, ruddy freckled complexion, brown hair and eyes, blue scar outside left eye, slight diagonal scar on left cheek.

17/7/1837: COF

15/5/1838: Married Richard Melton (Mangles 1824).
Elizabeth had a daughter in 1833, Eleanor Wood Goldsmith.
No issue with Richard Melton found.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 9th March, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1809 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime

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