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Eliza Jenkins

Eliza Jenkins, one of 98 convicts transported on the Sarah and Elizabeth, 28 December 1836

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Eliza Jenkins
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1808
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing clothes
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Sarah and Elizabeth
Departure date: 28th December, 1836
Arrival date: 23rd April, 1837
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 97 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 443 (224)
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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Tony Beale on 24th January, 2021 wrote:

Old Bailey Online

230. ELIZA JENKINS was indicted for stealing, on the 2nd of December, 12 shirts, value 36s., the goods of Charles Prater and another: and 3l. shirts, value 4l. 13s., the goods of Skinner, Turner and others.—2nd COUNT, for stealing 43 shirts, value 6l. 9s., the goods Benjamin Hewitt.

BENJAMIN HEWITT . I am master of St. Andrew, Holborn, Work-house. The prisoner was a pauper, and was employed as forewoman over the others who work at their needle—we take in shirts to make—on the 4th of December I received a duplicate for five shirts from a pauper in the house—I sent for the prisoner, and asked her how many shirts she had belonging to Turner and Co. and Mr. Prater—she named a quantity—I said “Are you certain we have them?”—she faltered, and I said, “Because I hold a duplicate for five shirts—she then acknowledged the ticket, and said she had many more which she would inform me about, and hoped I would forgive her—she produced a number of other duplicates, which I delivered to the officer—I am responsible for the shirts—the value of those lost is upwards of 6l.—they came from Skinner, Turner and Co., and from Prater and Son.

RICHARD BAYLIS . I am a constable of Hatton-garden. I produce 31 duplicates, which I received from Mr. Hewitt when I apprehended the prisoner.

JAMES HODGSON . I am in the employ of Charles Prater and Son, army-clothiers, Charing-cross. I find marks on these shirts which we put on our linen before we send it to the workhouse to be made up.

JOHN ANDREWS SIMPSON . I am in the service of Mr. Sowerby, a pawnbroker in Long-acre. I produce 12 shirts, which were pawned it four lots by the prisoner, at different times—I find the corresponding duplicates among those produced.

SAMUEL CLARK . I am in the service of Mr. Clune, a pawnbroker is Liquorpond-street. I produce two shirts—I cannot say who they were pawned by—I find the corresponding duplicate here which was given for them.

JOHN CLARIDGE . I live with Mr. King, a pawnbroker in High Holborn. I produce a shirt which was pawned in the name of White, on the

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12th of November—the duplicate I gave to the person is among these produced.

JOHN HENRY ALDRIDGE . I am in the service of Mrs. Aldridge, in Orange-street, Bloomsbury. I produce four shirts—I know two of them were pawned by the prisoner—the duplicates of them are among those produced.

PHILIP STRIDE . I am in the service of Mr. Nicholls, a pawnbroker in Grays Inn-lane. I produce a shirt—I cannot say who pawned it—the duplicate of it is among these.

HENRY COLLINS . I am in the service of Ashmore and Son, pawnbrokers in Long-acre. I produce three shirts which were pawned by the prisoner on the 29th of October—I find the corresponding duplicate here.

FREDERICK BALLAM . I produce a shirt pawned on the 27th of September—I cannot speak to the prisoner—here is the corresponding duplicate.

THOMAS ANDREWS . I produce five shirts, pawned by the prisoner.

GEORGE JOHNSON FRANCE . I am in the service of Mr. Walter, of High Holborn, I produce seven shirts—I find the counterpart duplicate here.

WILLIAM MAYNARD . I produce six shirts—the corresponding duplicate is here—I cannot swear the prisoner pawned them—I have seen her in the shop.

GUILTY . Aged 28.— Transported for Seven Years.

Tony Beale on 24th January, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts’ Applications to Marry, 1826-1851 Granted 4/1/1840 Eliza Jenkins 30 Bond (7yrs) per ship Sarah and Elizabeth to marry William Worlock (alias Evans) 30 free (14yrs) per ship England (1) Rev J K Walpole Bathurst

Convict Changes History

Tony Beale on 24th January, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1808 (prev. 0000), gender: f, crime

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