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Eleanor Leach

Eleanor Leach, one of 89 convicts transported on the Brothers, 20 November 1823

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Eleanor Leach
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1796
Occupation: Housemaid
Date of Death: 1838
Age: 42 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Brothers
Departure date: 20th November, 1823
Arrival date: 5th April, 1824
Place of arrival New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 90 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 110
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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Community Contributions

Denis Pember on 20th September, 2015 wrote:

Eleanor was tried at the Old Bailey on 9 Apr 1823 and convicted of larceny. She was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of February, a shawl, value 3 s., the goods of John Nash.
She was sentenced to 7 years transportation and was aged 33 years at her trial. Eleanor was transported aboard the ship ‘Brothers’ which departed England 20 November 1823.

Denis Pember on 20th September, 2015 wrote:

Eleanor married James Collits, 5 August 1832 at Castlereagh. James was the son of Pierce Collits (Convict, Minorca, 1801) and Mary Hardwick (Came Free, Minorca, 1801).
Eleanor did not have any children and died only about 5 years after she was married.

Maureen Withey on 1st August, 2020 wrote:

Eleanor was one of eight Irish women on board.

Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry.
Eleanor Leach, alias Leach, age 28,  Brothers (1) (1824),  tried at Middlesex Gaol Delivery (Newgate) England, 1823, 7 years,  Married,  husband soldier in Guards son John lives with her father in Wales. Trade – Housemaid. DOB, 1796. Native place, Dublin.

Maureen Withey on 1st August, 2020 wrote:

1828 NSW Census Index. Dated 30 Oct 1828.
Ellen Leach, age 27, G.S. per Brothers 1823, 7 years, protestant, Ho. Servant, in residence of Perce Collets, at Mount York,  Bathurst.  There were a number of other convict servants in the same residence, but Ellen was the only female servant.
Pierce Colletts, his employment is a Publican, had Colletts Farm, 200 acres, of which 54 were cleared, and 36 cultivated, Mr Colletts had 8 horses, 360 cattle and 300 sheep.  The farm was 51 miles east of Bathurst.

Maureen Withey on 1st August, 2020 wrote:

1828 census.
James Colletts is not listed in the same household, but is also resident at Mount York, Bathurst.
James Colletts, householder, age 22 B.C.  He signed his signature and states he is at Colletts Farm,  owner or tenant, Pierce Collets, and holds 25 cattle.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 11th January, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents. Brothers - 1824
Indent No; 25
Name; Eleanor Leech
Trade or calling; Housemaid
Trial where & Date Newgate - 8 April 1823.
Native Place; Dublin
Height; 5 ft. 4 1/2 in
Eyes; Hazel
Hair; Brown
Completion; Sallow
Remarks [Behavior on board ship] Good

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 20th September, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1796 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1832 (prev. 0000), crime

Denis Pember on 20th September, 2015 made the following changes:

gender: f

Denis Pember on 20th September, 2015 made the following changes:

date of death: 1838 (prev. 1832)

Penny-Lyn Beale on 11th January, 2021 made the following changes:


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