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Eliza Hall

Eliza Hall, one of 184 convicts transported on the Gilbert Henderson, 10 December 1839

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Eliza Hall
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1820
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1840
Age: 20 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Gilbert Henderson
Departure date: 10th December, 1839
Arrival date: 24th April, 1840
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 183 other convicts


Primary source: Old Bailey. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 141 (72)
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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Iris Dunne on 30th January, 2021 wrote:

The Proceedings of the Old Bailey
ELIZABETH WATSON, ELIZA HALL, Theft > housebreaking, 12th August 1839.
2184. ELIZABETH WATSON and ELIZA HALL were indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of William White, on the 22nd of July, at South Mimms, and stealing therein I gown, value 4s.; I frock, value 1s.; 2 collars, value 3s. 6d.; and I handkerchief value 6d., the goods of John Hicks.

CATHERINE HAWES . I am nursery-maid in the service of Mr. John Hicks, of Dancer’s-hill. On Monday, the 22nd of July, I was directed to carry some articles to be washed, at Mrs. Cook’s, in Green Dragon-lane—she was out when I got there—I saw Mary White, and gave her the bundle to take care of for her—there was one gown, a child’s dress, and three collars wrapped in a handkerchief, and pinned up—I saw the prisoners standing together, between twenty and thirty yards from Mrs. White’s house—I passed them—I do not think they could see Mrs. White’s house.

MARY WHITE . I am the wife of William White, and live in Green Dragon-lane, South Mimms, Middlesex. On Monday, the 22nd of July, Catherine Hawes brought a small bundle to my house for Maria Cook to wash, who lives next door but one to me—I placed the bundle on a table near the window, which was shut—it is not made to open at all—I locked up the house, and went out—the linen was wrapped in a blue and white handkerchief—there was a list of articles outside it—I returned in about half an hour—(about half-past eleven o’clock) I picked up this small bill on my way to the house, which I thought was the list of the articles—I found a pane of glass broken in the window, which was whole when I went out.

MARIA COOK . I occasionally wash a few articles for Mrs. Hicks—I got home on Monday about half-past eleven o’clock—the moment I got to the gate I saw Mrs. White’s window cut, and the curtain blew out—I rang to know what was the matter, and nobody answered—she presently came home, and hallooed out, “Oh, my house is robbed,” and picked up the bill

JAMES HAWKES . I am policeman of Barnet. I was at Potter’s Bar on Monday, the 22nd of July, and there was an alarm of this robbery—I went in pursuit to Little Heath, Hatfield-road—I came up with the prisoners there between twelve and one o’clock in the day, about three miles and a half from the prosecutrix—Hall had a bundle, which she gave me on my demanding it—it contained these articles—I took them to the cage at South Mimms—when I went there in the morning they had broken out of the cage—we found them at Hatfield, about nine miles off—we suspect that six haymakers brought them out—the prisoners were in company together.

CATHERINE HAWES .re-examined. These are all the articles, except one collar, which is missing—they belong to Mr. Hicks—this bill was pinned on to the bundle when I left it.

WATSON— GUILTY *. Aged 17.

HALL— GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Ten Years.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 1st April, 2022 wrote:

1841 - Tasmania Female Convict Musters
No; 359. Name; Eliza Hall
Ship; Gilbert Henderson
Assigned; Died; 15 Aug 1840

Convict Changes History

Iris Dunne on 30th January, 2021 made the following changes:

source: Old Bailey. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 141 (72) (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 141 (72)), date of birth:

Penny-Lyn Beale on 1st April, 2022 made the following changes:

date of death: 1840 (prev. 0000)

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