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Elizabeth Holder

Elizabeth Holder, one of 88 convicts transported on the Grenada, 01 September 1826

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Elizabeth Holder
Aliases: Holden
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 Life

Crime: Stealing from the person
Convicted at: Gloucester Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Grenada
Departure date: 1st September, 1826
Arrival date: 23rd January, 1827
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 87 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 68
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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Maureen Withey on 28th December, 2021 wrote:

Cheltenham,Feb. 7. -At our Police Office, Elizabeth Holder was charged by George Burford, of Bishop’s Cleeve, with having, on the night of Monday last, feloniously taken £15 from his pocket. This she effected by cutting his breeches pocket with as much dexterity as ever was practised by the most ingenious even of London pickpockets. This may easily be imagined, when we state as a fact, that at the moment when she made the incision the complainant’s hand was actually in that pocket-and yet he felt no knife, nor did he miss his money until a few minutes after she ran away, and was instantaneously out of sight. She also stole a pocket-book from his coat pocket. Under the direction of Mr. Sadler, she was traced to Gloucester, where she was found in company with a soldier of the 4th Regt., taken into custody, and brought back to Cheltenham. Eight notes of the bank of Messrs. Pitt, Gardner, and Co. were found upon her person. She was fully committed for trial at the Assizes.
Oxford Journal, 11 Feb 1826.


Transportation.— For life, John Boulter, for stealing wearing apparel, &c. the house of T. Sims, of Henbury; and Elizabeth Holder, for stealing from G. Burford Cheltenham.
Bath Chronicle, 6 April 1826.


ADM 101/30/6/1
Medical journal of the Grenada, female convict ship, for 4 August 1826 to 1 February 1827 by Alexander Nesbet, Surgeon and Superintendent, during which time the said ship was employed in a voyage to New South Wales. (Described at item level).

Folio 2: Susan Holder, aged 26, Convict; sick or hurt, Fever; put on sick list, 18 September 1826; discharged 22 November 1826 to duty.


Convict Index.
Elizabeth Holden, per Grenada, 1827, Ticket of Leave, 36/143. District, Sydney; Born, Gloucs; Trade, Servant; Tried, Gloucs Ass.

Applications to Marry.
James Tobin, per Baring, age 42, 7 years, Free; and Elizabeth Holden, per Grenada, Life, bond. Date of Permission, 11 Aug 1829. Revd D. Power R.C.C.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 28th December, 2021 made the following changes:

alias1: Holden, gender: f, crime

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