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Elizabeth Goldsmith

Elizabeth Goldsmith, one of 151 convicts transported on the Lady Juliana, June 1789

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Elizabeth Goldsmith
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1765
Occupation: Housemaid
Date of Death: 5th April, 1823
Age: 58 years

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: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lady Juliana
Departure date: June, 1789
Arrival date: 3rd June, 1790
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 246 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 20
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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Community Contributions

D Wong on 15th March, 2015 wrote:

Elizabeth was sentenced at Old Bailey,- ELIZABETH GOLDSMITH was indicted for feloniously assaulting Elizabeth Cockburn, on the king’s highway, on the 1st of June, and putting her in fear and danger of her life, and feloniously taking from her person, and against her will, one check apron, value 1 s. one silk bonnet, value 1 s. and 14 d. in money, her property.
Elizabeth was 23 years old and was sent to Norfolk Island.

Elizabeth had a relationship with William Rayner (Neptune/Scarborough/Surprize 1789) and had 2 children, William 1792 and George 1794.

She then married Robert Jones (Scarborough 1790) who became the Convict Superintendent on Norfolk Island).  They had 2 children,  Elizabeth (21/2/1798) and Mary (13/9/1799.)

Robert Jones and Elizabeth returned to NSW and in the 1811 Muster and the 1814 muster she is listed as the wife of Robert Jones with one child and in the 1828 Muster she is listed as Elizabeth Jones, age 58, protestant, free by servitude, having arrived on the Lady Juliana sentenced to seven years transportation.
She was a housekeeper to Samuel Harrison of Phillip St, Sydney, and after her husband’s death, she received a gratuity in consideration of Jones’s meritorious service. Their residence was for sale in September, 1818 in Cumberland St,
The Rocks.

Elizabeth died 5 April 1823 as “Mrs. Elizabeth Jones, widow of the late Mr. Robert Jones, formerly Assistant to the Superintendant of Police at Port Jackson in Hobart.

Convict Changes History

Allison on 4th October, 2013 made the following changes:

date of death 5th April, 1823, gender, crime

D Wong on 15th March, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1765 (prev. 0000), occupation

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