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Susannah Lallamont

Susannah Lallamont, one of 122 convicts transported on the Broxbournebury, January 1814

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Susannah Lallamont
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1796
Occupation: Lace maker
Date of Death: 3rd July, 1840
Age: 44 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Broxbournebury
Departure date: January, 1814
Arrival date: 28th July, 1814
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 123 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 147 (75). "Journey to a New Life…The Story of the Ships Emu in 1812 and Broxbornebury in 1814,Including Crew, Female Convicts And Free Passengers on Board", written by Elizabeth HOOK
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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Andrea on 28th March, 2012 wrote:

At the time of the Huguenot uprising Susannah Lallamont’s parents fled from France to England. They formed a group of clothing workers, many of whom were displaced French lace makers, and they began the City of Nottingham’s lace making industry. It appears that Susannah’s father stole a bolt of cloth in London and because he had a previous conviction he would have been sentenced to death by hanging. In order to save her father his sixteen-year-old daughter Susannah took the blame stating that she was the culprit. Her punishment was transportation. Susannah was transported from England on board the Emu in 1812 bound for Botany Bay via Cape Horn,In the Caribbean their tiny wooden ship was taken by pirates.Records state : “ the captain , 40 women , and an unknown number of children were put off , on The Island of St Vincent.”
It was eleven months , before they were ‘rescued’, and taken back to England, only to begin the journey to Botany Bay again, (1813) to start and finish the sentences that were origonally given.

Susannah married Aaron WALTERS in 1815 at St Phillips C Of E Sydney, and they had 8 children.

Beth Kebblewhite on 25th May, 2013 wrote:

When Susannah (& the other convicts} were hijacked in 1812 on the ship “Emu”, they were landed on the Cape Verde Islands in the Atlantic, off the coast of Africa (not Caribbean). They were subsequently rescued and returned to England on the ship “Isabella” before finally making the journey to Sydney on the “Broxbornebury” in 1814.

Beth Kebblewhite on 21st September, 2019 wrote:

LALLAMONT, Susannah (c1796-1840)
Tried - 1 July 1812 London (Old Bailey)
Susannah was a daughter of John (or James) Lollemont, a fringe and tassel maker, and Ann his wife. She was baptized at Christ Church, Southwark, Surrey and today Southwark would be classed as a suburb of London, walking distance from the River Thames. Susannah was aged 18 when she was taken before the Old Bailey Court in London in July 1812, charged with her 76 year-old father John Lallamont. The couple were accused of stealing a £10 note from her employer, John Newton. Mr Newton was a chandler (candle maker) and lived at 2 Temple Street, White Friars with his wife, mother and three children; Susannah had been his servant for 10 months. After Mr Newton noticed his money was missing, he checked with the bank and the note was traced back to Susannah’s father. Susannah swore in the Court that her father was innocent; he had thought she had found the money in the street. The Judge believed John Lallamont was innocent of the charge and he was found not guilty (although the records show he had been before the Courts before). Susannah was sentenced to death, but mercy was recommended because of her youth and she was transported for life to New South Wales. Only three months later, in October 1812, John returned to the Court, and was found guilty of the crime of stealing “one pound twelve ounces weight of cheese, value 1s. 6d (15c in today’s money!) the property of George Wood.” Was John attempting to join his daughter Susannah in her banishment to Sydney? Possibly because of his great age, John was not transported, instead he was sentenced to two years in Newgate Gaol and fined one shilling. He died at the workhouse in the Parish of St Giles, London, aged about 82. Susannah gave her occupation as a lacemaker when first sent to the Colony in 1812 on the Emu and finally landed in Sydney in 1814 on the Broxbornebury.

BC: 1796 [father John Lallamont, from trial record] [Baptism record for Susanna Lollemont, daughter of James (?) Lollemont, a fringe & tassel maker & Ann his wife. Recorded at Christ Church, Southwark, Surrey UK [Note: Date not specified as register (1790-1801) is not very clear] (Source: http://www.Ancestry.com London Metropolitan Archives, Christ Church, Southwark, Register of baptisms, Jan 1790 - Dec 1801, P92/CTC, Item 006/001 ) [Note: John Lallement married Susannah Alais on 08/08/1874 at St Nicholas, Deptford, London. These are probably the parents (or grand-parents?) of Susannah. Source: Source: http://www.Ancestry.com London Metropolitan Archives, Saint Nicholas, Deptford, Register of marriages, P78/NIC, Item 017] [Also, John Lelleman (sic), aged 82, died in April 1817, abode Belton St. Workhouse, buried 25/04/1817 at Holborn, St Giles in the Fields. Source: http://www.ancestry.com.au London Metropolitan Archives, Saint Giles in the Fields: Saint Giles High Street, Holborn, Camden, Transcript of Burials, 1817 Jan-1817 Dec, DL/t Item, 036/029; Call Number: DL/T/036/029]
Sentenced: 01/07/1812 Middlesex [see trial record below] to death, commuted to transportation for life
Crime: Stealing
Previous Occupation: Lacemaker
JOHN LALLIMENT, SUSANNAH LALLIMENT, Theft > theft from a specified place, 1st July 1812.
526. JOHN LALLIMENT and SUSANNAH LALLIMENT were indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 1st of May, in the dwellinghouse of John Newton, a 10 l. bank-note, his property.
JOHN NEWTON. I live at No. 2, Temple-street, White Friars.
Q. You have no partners in that house - A. No.
It is in the precinct of White Friars.
Q. What are you - A. A chandler. I am the house-keeper. I have no partner.
Q. When did this happen to you - A. On the 1st of May the note was taken out of a cash-box which I had.
Q. Why do you accuse these people of it - A. I thought it could be nobody else but this girl. The note was in a tin cash-box, in my room, up stairs. I left the box locked, and I found it locked in my bedroom. The woman prisoner was a servant to me. The ten-pound note was the undermost note in the box. There was fifteen pounds in the box in notes. The prisoner had lived with me ten months.
Q. What does your family consist of - A. Three children, my wife, myself, and my mother.
Q. And why do you accuse her of taking of it - A. I thought it was impossible any body else could take it. Nobody else was in the room but herself.
Q. Did you ever find your note - A. Yes. I knew the address of the note. I had it stopped at the bank, and traced it home to the father of the girl, with his name on it. The number of it was 5,567, a ten-pound; dated, 25th of February, 1812.
SUSANNAH LALLIMENT. My father is quite innocent.
JOHN KNIGHT. I am a constable. I apprehended the prisoners. I searched them, and found nothing at all; but I have got part of the produce of the ten pound note. I found a gown and a petticoat that they had purchased: this is it: I found it in the apartment where both of the prisoners lodged.
JOHN TOMLINS. I am shopman to Savage and Lemming, 333, Oxford-street. On Friday, the 23rd, of May, John Lalliment came to our house and bought calico to the amount of five and sixpence. I am sure he is the man. He tendered a ten pound bank-note in payment. I wrote his name on the back of the note. There was no one with him.
JOHN PARKER. I am a clerk in the Bank. I produce the note, number 5567, dated 25th February, 1812, 10 l. Tomlin. That is the same note the prisoner passed to me.
Q. to Newton. Is that your note - A. Yes: I think the daughter must have given the note to the father. He was at our house on the Sunday. I think he must have taken it away then. He seldom would come to the house and ask for the girl in a proper manner. He used to come about the house and make a motion to her to come to him. He seldom came into the house: she never went up stairs.
Susannah Lalliment’s Defence. My father is not guilty. I brought away the note to him. I asked my mistress leave to go out. She gave me leave. She said I should go out after tea. My mistress told me, if I did not give her the note, she would have me searched. I was searched; and I went home to my father. He said, what brought you here? I said, I have left my place. I asked my father for four shillings and a halfpenny; he gave it me. I took it to my mistress; and, on my coming back, I gave my father the note. I told him I found the note in the street. Prosecutor. She left me on account of the note. Mrs. Newton did not think proper of keeping her on account of this note.
Susannah Lalliment. I often found money in the lodgers rooms. The last money I found was three shillings. I told my mistress. She said, you put it up on his drawers. I said, if I thought he put it there to try me, I would keep it. She said I should be much to blame if I did not. I did not put it on the drawer. I kept it. When I saw the young man, I told him. He said, put it on the table. When I saw this note, I could neither read nor write. It struck me it was put there to see whether I would take it.
JURY. Q. to prosecutor. She says the note was put there. She does not say where.
Prosecutor. I am certain it was locked up in my tin box, in my bed-room.
John Lalliment was not put on his defence.
[The prisoner was recommended to mercy, on account of her youth.]
London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.
JOHN LALLIMAN, Theft > grand larceny, 28th October 1812.
852. JOHN LALLIMAN was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 24th of October, one pound twelve ounces weight of cheese, value 1 s. 6 d. the property of George Wood .
THOMAS HASLOP . I am shopman to George Wood, 187, Bishopsgate-street .
Q. When did you lose this cheese - A. Last Saturday evening, about six o’clock, the prisoner came into our shop with intent as we supposed to buy a piece of cheese, and after picking and disfiguring as many pieces of cheese as he thought proper, he took the opportunity of putting this piece of cheese under the left side of his coat. I had nearly twenty customers in the shop at the time. I left the customers at the counter, and ran after him; he had gone about an hundred yards from Mr. Wood’s house. I took him by the arm, and brought him back again; I then took the cheese from him, and sent for an officer; we should not have prosecuted him, but we have been obliged to turn him out of the shop so many times. This is the cheese, I can swear to the cheese by the marks that I made.
Prisoner’s Defence. I was hungry. I had had nothing to eat from the Friday night to the Saturday.
GUILTY, aged 76.
Confined Two Years in Newgate, and fined 1 s.
London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.
(Source: Old Bailey on-line http://www.oldbaileyonline.org )

Age on Convict Indent (Brox.): 21
1814 Muster:
Susannah LILLYMENT, con, Brox, off stores, to Mr Miller, Sydney (6820)
1815 - Susannah Lillement (?) married Aaron Walters at St Philips Sydney on 23 Jan 1815. Mrs Hannah (as Ann) Ireland (a free passenger from the Brox.) was a witness. Aaron Walters, aged 25, Bachelor, Abode: Sydney, Armourer, Signed; & Susannah Lellement, aged 19, Spinster, Abode: Sydney, Signed X; married 23 Jan 1815, registered St Philips Church of England Sydney by Banns by William Cowper, Assistant Chaplain; Witness: Ann Ireland, Signed; Witness: George Stacy, Signed X (V1815-1727-3A & St Philip’s Church of England, Sydney NSW: Church Register - Marriages; ML ref: Reel SAG 90)

Children of Susannah & Aaron WALTERS: [from Hawkesbury Pioneer Register & NSW BDM records] –
• Elizabeth WALTERS born 29/10/1816 (Elizabeth Walters, daughter of Aaron, Susannah Walters; Born 29 Oct 1816 Sydney, Baptised 4 May 1817, Registered at St Philip’s Church of England Sydney. Source: St Philip’s Church of England, Sydney NSW: Church Register - Baptisms; ML ref: Reel SAG 90; Vol Entry# 640) Sydney, marr 1834 Pitt Town to Richard Roberts, died c1896 Windsor
• Jane WALTERS born 31/05/1818 (Jane Waters, daughter of Aaron, Susannah Waters; Born 31 May 1818 Sydney, Baptised 28 Jun 1818, Registered at St Philip’s Church of England Sydney. Source: St Philip’s Church of England, Sydney NSW: Church Register - Baptisms; ML ref: Reel SAG 90; Vol Entry# 773) Sydney, marr 1835 Macdonald River to John Joseph Walker, died c1896 St Albans
• Susannah WALTERS born 30/11/1822 (Susan Walters, [child of] Aaron Walters, Blacksmith, & Susanna Walters; Abode: First Branch [Hawkesbury]; Born 30 Nov 1822, Baptised 15 Oct 1827, by M D Meares, Registered at St John’s Church of England Wilberforce. Source: St John’s Church of England, Wilberforce: Church Register - Baptisms; ML ref: Reel SAG 168; Vol Entry# 38) Macdonald River, Hawkesbury, marr 1840 Pitt Town to Charles Fernance, died c1906 Ulmarra
• Aaron WALTERS jnr born 02/02/1826 (Aaron Walters, [child of] Aaron Walters, Blacksmith, & Susanna Walters; Abode: First Branch [Hawkesbury]; Born 2 Feb 1826, Baptised 15 Oct 1827, by M D Meares, Registered at St John’s Church of England Wilberforce. Source: St John’s Church of England, Wilberforce: Church Register - Baptisms; ML ref: Reel SAG 168; Vol Entry# 39) Macdonald River, Hawkesbury, marr 1) 1849 Murrurundi to Jane Mitchell & 2) 1855 Macdonald River to Mary Ann Chapman, died c1909 Paddington
• Moses WALTERS born c1828 Macdonald River, marr 1848 Macdonald River to Sarah Jurd, died c1899 St Albans
• Sarah WALTERS born c1832 Macdonald River, marr 1851 Macdonald River to John Mathew Thompson, died c1895 Queensland
• Ann WALTERS born c1835 Macdonald River, marr 1852 Pitt Town to William Earl Thompson, died c1902 St Albans
* Harriet WALTERS born c1840 Macdonald River, died ?

1820, 28 June – WALTERS, Aaron. Came free per Broxbornebury, 1814. Of Caddie. Memorial (SRNSW Col Sec Papers, Fiche 3033; 4/1825B No.774 pp.921-2)
1822 Muster:
Susannah LILLEMENT (?), con, Brox, life, wife of E Waters (?), Windsor (A12920) & 2 children
1823, 30 June – Aaron Walters received 50 acres of land near St Albans, Macdonald River, north of Windsor. (Source: SRNSW Registers of Land Grants and Leases; Series: NRS 13836; Item: 7/459; Reel: 2549)
1823, 9 Sep.– WALTERS, Aaron. Came free per Broxbornebury, 1814. On return of fines (?5) imposed by the Magistrates at Campbelltown on persons violating Government orders; “for employing a bushranger”. (SRNSW Col Sec Papers, Reel 6060; 4/1777 p.246)
1823-1825 Muster:
Susannah LALAMONT (?), con, Brox, life, wife of Anson (?) Walters, Wilberforce (29746) & spouse – Aaron WALTERS, CF, Brox, landholder, Wilberforce (44335) & children – Elizabeth 8, Jane 7 & Susan 3 – all BC, listed as Lillement, alias Wallis
1824, 3 May – WALTERS, Aaron. Came free per Broxbornebury, 1814. Signatory to letter from inhabitants of the Lower Branch re a clause they wished to have inserted in the deed for the common at Wallambine Creek (SRNSW Col Sec Papers, Reel 6061; 4/1779 p.50b)
1825, Aug. – WALTERS, Aaron. Came free per Broxbornebury, 1814. Of Lower Branch; blacksmith. On list of persons liable to serve as jurors in the District of Windsor; listed as Walter (SRNSW Col Sec Papers, Reel 6062; 4/1782 p.82a)
1825, 15 Aug. – WALTERS, Aaron. Came free per Broxbornebury, 1814. Richard Woodbury, District Constable, certifying that Aaron Waters complied with conditions of land grant (Fiche 3160; 4/1844C No.838 p.1175)
1825, 17 Sep. – WALTERS, Aaron. Came free per Broxbornebury, 1814. To be victualled from the Stores for six months; with his wife, three children and convict servant (SRNSW Col Sec Papers, Reel 6015; 4/3515 p.333)
1828 Census:
Susan WALTERS (?), aged 34, GS, Brox, prot, Lower Portland Head (W0295) wife to –
Aaron WALTERS (?) aged 44, CF, Brox, prot, farmer, Lower Portland Head, 50 acres (40 cultivated), 2 cattle(W0294) & children – Elizabeth 13, Jane 10, Susannah 6 & Aaron 3 – all BC. Also 5 workmen
1834, 12 July – Aaron Walters, of Windsor, received a publicans licence on 12 July 1834 for the Industrious Settler, Lower Branch, at a cost of ?12 10s.
WALTERS Aaron Publican Industrious Settler Windsor 1834
(Source: SRNSW Certificates for Publicans’ Licences, 1830-1849, Series: 14401; Item: [4/65-66]; Reel: 505 & Earliest Pubs in Sydney (CBD) 1788 to 1848: Index to Sources & Listed by Name of Publican & Pub, Vol. 1 (2010), by Elizabeth Hook)
1840 - Susannah Walters nee Lallamont died on 3 July 1840, aged about 45, at St Albans. No burial record found but she was buried on the family property at St Albans. [Headstone details: SACRED / TO / THE MEMORY OF / SUSANNA WALTERS / Who DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 3RD / of JULY 1840 Aged 47 years / Also IN Memory of HARRIET WALTERS Aged 6 months / Beneath this silent grave doth lie / a meek and tender wife / It was God that called her from on high / to inhabit eternal life / Before the vital spark had fled / one favour she did crave / When she was layed among the dead / This spot might be her grave. // [Footstone] S W. Source: http://www.hawkesbury.net.au/cemetery/walters/ ]
1866 - Aaron Walters, farmer, aged 82, died at McDonald River on 2 July 1866 of “natural decay” & was buried on his own farm. (DC 1866/4756)

From the book “Journey to a New Life…” the story of the ships Emu & Broxbornebury by Elizabeth Hook (3rd ed. 2014). I am the author & can be contacted on hookey5609@yahoo.com.au for further info

Convict Changes History

Andrea on 28th March, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1796-00-00, date of death 1840-07-03, gender f

Beth Kebblewhite on 25th May, 2013 made the following changes:


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