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Elizabeth Gooch

Elizabeth Gooch, one of 118 convicts transported on the Henry Wellesley, 23 September 1835

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Elizabeth Gooch
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
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 Life

Crime: Attempted murder
Convicted at: Suffolk Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Henry Wellesley
Departure date: 23rd September, 1835
Arrival date: 7th February, 1836
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 117 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 167 (86)
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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Tania questel on 27th July, 2013 wrote:

Attempted to poison Jane Wells, the recipient of attentions from Gooch’s former lover, using arsenic. Considered insane.  See book “Arsenic in the Dumplings, a Casebook Of Historic Poisonings in Suffolk” by Sheila Hardy.

Convict Changes History

Tania questel on 27th July, 2013 made the following changes:

gender, crime

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