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Elizabeth Martin, one of 100 convicts transported on the Harmony, 09 September 1828
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
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Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 493 (248)
||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 20th March, 2020 wrote:
Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 20 March 2020), May 1828, trial of ELIZABETH MARTIN (t18280529-143).
ELIZABETH MARTIN, Theft > simple larceny, 29th May 1828.
1221. ELIZABETH MARTIN was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of April , 1 pair of pantaloons, value 1s.; 1 coat, value 2s.; 1 waistcoat, value 1s.; 1 pair of stockings, value 1s.; 1 frock, value 1d.; 2 petticoats, value 6d.; 1 pair of stays, value 2s.; 1 pinafore, value 6d., and part of a cheese, value 1s. , the goods of Richard Cotton .
SARAH COTTON . I am the wife of Richard Cotton, a shoe-maker ; we live in Hartshorn-court, Golden-lane . At half-past nine o’clock at night, on the 29th of April, I was going to my bed-room up one pair of stairs; the bedroom was open, and the cream cheese which had been near the door, was gone - I called my husband; he went down and sat down; but I went up again and called to Mr. Underwood, my lodger; they were in bed, but he came down and knocked against the prisoner; he said, Halloo! and brought her down; she had been on the second pair of stairs; I knew her by living in the court - but she had no right in my house; all the property stated was wrapped up in a parcel together, and was on the second staircase; it had been in my bed-room before - I had seen it all safe at half-past eight o’clock.
RICHARD COTTON. My wife called me, and I saw the room as she has stated; my lodger found the prisoner on the stairs, and this property was tied up in a bundle.
EDWARD UNDERWOOD . I lodge in this house. I was called, and came down, and found the prisoner on the second pair of stairs, and this bundle by her side; I brought her down, and the officer was sent for - she did not say anything; there are no lodgers in the house but me and my wife.(Property produced and sworn to.)
Prisoner’s Defence. I am an unfortunate girl, and had been out of a lodging for a week; the door was open - I went up, and fell asleep - the man came down, kicked against me, and awoke me; they had been by me twice.
GUILTY . Aged 16.
Transported for Seven Years .
Convict Changes History
Ron Garbutt on 20th March, 2020 made the following changes:
gender: f, crime