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Eliza Mackay

Eliza Mackay, one of 101 convicts transported on the Lord Melville, August 1816

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Eliza Mackay
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1790
Occupation: Prostitute
Date of Death: 1858
Age: 68 years

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: Larceny
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Lord Melville
Departure date: August, 1816
Arrival date: 24th February, 1817
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 102 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 275 (139)
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

Keith South on 12th January, 2015 wrote:

Eliza MACKEY was trialed City of London, county of Middlesex, April, 1816. Charged with larceny, found guilty and sentenced to death.

Christine Adele Thomson on 19th June, 2018 wrote:

She was also a thief. Married a James Wright 26 Oct 1818,they had a pub named ‘The Cottage on the Grove’ at Parramatta near Duck Creek

Penny-Lyn Beale on 25th July, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary’s Papers, 1788-1856
Copies of Letters Sent Within The Colony, 1814-1827
Application to Marry
James Wright - Free
Eliza Mackay - Prisoner per Ship Lord Melville

Convict Changes History

Keith South on 12th January, 2015 made the following changes:

gender: f, crime

Christine Adele Thomson on 19th June, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1790 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1858 (prev. 0000), occupation

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