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Elizabeth Goldsmith, one of 89 convicts transported on the Earl of Liverpool, December 1830
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 535 (270)
||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:
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.
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