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Elizabeth Hollyer

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Elizabeth Hollyer
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1811
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 7th May, 1831
Age: 20 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing clothes
Convicted at: Middlesex
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: America
Departure date: 30th December, 1830
Arrival date: 9th May, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 181 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Conduct Record
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Maureen Withey on 16th April, 2020 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 16 April 2020), December 1830, trial of ELIZABETH HOLLYER (t18301209-261).
ELIZABETH HOLLYER, Theft > simple larceny, 9th December 1830.

262. ELIZABETH HOLLYER was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of November , 3 yards of cotton, value 3s.; 1 tea-cup, value 6d.; 1 hat, value 6d.; 25 herrings, value 9d.; 1 blanket, value 10s.; 1 pair of boots, value 6s.; 1 cloak, value 4s., and 1 key, value 6d. , the goods of Ann Harris .

ANN HARRIS. I am a widow , and go out charing. I was at the Castle, in Chapel-street, Westminster , on Saturday fortnight; I had a bundle, containing all the articles stated, except the cloak and boots, which I had on - I saw the prisoner there; I asked the landlord to take care of my bundle, which he refused - I do not think I went to sleep, but I dozed; I had had more than I am used to - the prisoner said I should go to her room till I recovered myself, and we went together; the waiter at the public-house carried the bundle - the prisoner’s sister went with us, and the prisoner and she kept me while they took what I had, and then turned me out of the room - I did not see them take the articles, but I can swear they were in my bundle when I went into the public-house, and the waiter can swear that he took them to the room; I also missed my cloak and my boots off my feet - I did not miss them till I got home; I was drunk - some of the things were found in the prisoner’s room.

JOSEPH WILKINS . I am waiter at the public-house. - The prosecutrix came there very tipsy, and asked for a quartern of gin; my master would not serve her - she sat down, and was going to sleep; my master told me to take her out- I set her against the shutters, and she fell down - the prisoner and her sister came and said I might take her to their house, and she should remain till she recovered; I took her to a lodging, but I do not know whose it was; she then lost her things, and came to my master’s house- I took the other woman, whose name was Richardson.

JOSEPH WILKINS. I am a Policeman. About half-past seven o’clock on the Sunday morning, I was on duty, and the prosecutrix said she had been robbed - I asked her of what, and she told me; the prisoner was present, and said she knew nothing of the prosecutrix; she said she lived no where, and had no key, but I knew where she lived, and the waiter said that was the room he took them to - this is the cap, handkerchief, and part of the property which I found there; I took the other woman, but nothing was found on her- when we went to the watch-house, she gave her sister the key.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner’s Defence. I never saw the woman before - the waiter took her home on his back.

GUILTY . Aged 17. - Transported for Seven Years .

Tasmanian Conduct Record: https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON40-1-5$init=CON40-1-5p85
162. Elizabeth Hollyer, per America, Tried at Middlesex 9 Dec 1830. 7 years. Died on the passage 8 May 1831.
Eliz: Hollier aged 20 was taken ill 2nd May .
“The patient was approaching near the time of her delivery; and was affected with chilliness followed by acute pain a little below the umbilicus, which gradually extended over the whole over the whole abdomen – It was increased by coughing and painful to the slightest touch. “
She gave birth to a baby girl on May 5th, the infant only lived a few minutes, and was very small, the size of a foetus of 8 months , and she died May 7th in the evening, of peritonitis.
Her illness is described in full.
Tasmanian Appropriation Record. https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON27-1-1$init=CON27-1-1p5
162. Elizabeth Hollyer, Dead.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 16th April, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Conduct Record (prev. ), firstname: Elizabeth, surname: Hollyer, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1811, date of death: 7th May, 1831, gender: f, occupation, crime

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