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Eliza Haid, one of 179 convicts transported on the Hindostan, 06 May 1839
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 57 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 27 (15)
||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 8th March, 2014 wrote:
Eliza Haid - real name was Margaret O’Hara - she was 22 years old on arrival and was transported for stealing £4.6.0 from the person at Whitechapel. Eliza had spent the last 3 years on the town.
Eliza was 5’0” tall, much freckled arms and neck, blue eyes, red hair and single, could read only and her native place was Sligo, Ireland.
Eliza’ father was James O’Hara, Chelmsford and her sister Ellen O’Hara emigrated to the colony about 5 years earlier.
9/6/1843: Married George Griffin, who was free, but arrived on the Lady Kennaway 1834/5 as a convict. 1 female child born 1843 and a son, William Crisp, born Launceston 12/6/1844.
Don’t know what happened to Eliza Haid, or why her son was called William ‘Crisp’. However, George had a relationship with a Bridget Windsor, and had 2 children with her, from about 1852/3, which lasted until 1858, when Bridget married Thomas Owen. George had decided to go to Victoria and went to see her to ask her what he should do about the ‘boy’? He had a pistol, which somehow went off and was charged with trying to kill Bridget.
The charges were dropped on 30/8/1859.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 8th March, 2014 made the following changes:
alias1: Margaret O'hara, date of birth: 1817 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime