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Elizabeth Jennings

Elizabeth Jennings, one of 97 convicts transported on the Lord Sidmouth, 07 September 1822

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Elizabeth Jennings
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Pocket picking
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Lord Sidmouth
Departure date: 7th September, 1822
Arrival date: 27th February, 1823
Place of arrival New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 97 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 199 (100)
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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Ron Garbutt on 22nd March, 2020 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 22 March 2020), June 1820, trial of ELIZABETH JENNINGS (t18200628-128).
ELIZABETH JENNINGS, Theft > pocketpicking, 28th June 1820.
849. ELIZABETH JENNINGS was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of June , 4 s. in monies numbered, the monies of Joseph Cox , from his person .

JOSEPH COX . I live in Union-street, Hoxton. On the 16th of June, between eleven and twelve o’clock at night, I was near the New Bridge in the City-road ; I had been out on business - the prisoner ran smack up against me, and said,

“Ah my love,” put her arms against me, and in an instant I felt her hand in my breeches pocket - she took 4 s. out. I seized her hand, and endeavoured to take it from her, she made a disturbance - two men came up from behind a wall and took her part, one of them struck me. I kept hold of her, called the watchman, they ran away, and I gave her in charge. I was quite sober. A note has been put into my hands since I came here, threatening my life if I appeared against her.

SAMUEL SANDERS . The prisoner was brought to the watch-house, a shilling dropped from her - I found only 1 d. on her. She said two men would come to vindicate her cause. The prosecutor was sober.

The Prisoner’s Defence charged the prosecutor with improper conduct towards her.

JOSEPH COX . I took no liberties whatever with her.

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Transported for Life .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.


Maureen Withey on 20th February, 2021 wrote:

National Archives. Criminal Petitions.

HO 17/2/211821 June 30

Prisoner name: Elizabeth Jennings.

Prisoner age: 22.

Court and date of trial: Old Bailey May or July 1820.

Crime: Felony.

Initial sentence: Transportation for life.

Annotated: Nil.

Petitioner(s): Two petitions from the prisoner undersigned by four people of Arthur Street area, [London].

Grounds for clemency: Acknowledges the justness of her sentence; has been ill since she was convicted; would become a useful member of society if released; went to Old Bailey for her trial but had to return to Newgate.

Additional Information: In Newgate Gaol.

Convict Changes History

Ron Garbutt on 22nd March, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: f, crime

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