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Elizabeth Jennings, one of 97 convicts transported on the Lord Sidmouth, 07 September 1822
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 57 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 199 (100)
||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.
Initial sentence: Transportation for life.
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