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Elizabeth Mason

Elizabeth Mason, one of 106 convicts transported on the Active, Albermarle, Atlantic, Barrington, Britannia, Mary Ann, Matilda, Salamander and William and Mary, January 1791

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Elizabeth Mason
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 20th February, 1759
Occupation: Servant
Date of Death: 10th June, 1809
Age: 50 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft of household goods
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Mary Anne
Departure date: 16th February, 1791
Arrival date: 9th July, 1791
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 17 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 117 (60)
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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Antony Swain on 18th March, 2014 wrote:

Elizabeth Mason was indentured to James Squire, a convict from the 1st Fleet, with whom she would have eight children between 1792 and 1804

Denis Pember on 7th January, 2016 wrote:

ELIZABETH MASON was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 21st of March last, one pair of ribbed cotton stockings, value 3 s. one piece of printed linen, value 2 s. 6 d. six muslin caps, value 8 s. a muslin frock, value 3 s. two linen sheets, value 15 s. a damask table cloth, value 10 s. a diaper ditto, value 3 s. four towels, value 6 d. one woollen blanket, value 3 s. eight pillow cases, value 8 s. two diaper napkins, value 2 s. four aprons, value 10 s. one yardof check, value 1 s. a muslin neck-cloth, value 1 s. two handkerchiefs, value 4 s. one shawl, value 4 s. one printed muslin ditto, value 5 s. eight linen handkerchiefs, value 10 s. three linen ditto, value 3 s. one laced ditto, value 1 s. one white lawn ditto, value 1 s. one pair of thread stockings, value 2 s. 6 d. two waistcoats, value 3 s. 6 d. a shift, value 2 s. a cotton waistcoat, value 6 s. three small pieces of cotton, value 3 s. a piece of muslin, value 1 s. a piece of linen, value 1 s. a silver tea spoon, value 2 s. a silk gown, value 3 s. two cotton handkerchiefs, value 3 s. the property of James Lowe , in his dwelling-house.

She was tried before the First Middlesx Jury before Lord Kenyon. 
Found Guity and sentenced to Transportation for 7 years.

Elizabeth was transported on the ship “Mary Ann”.

Antony Swain on 9th November, 2019 wrote:

The number of children parented by James Squire and Elizabeth Mason was seven between 1792 and 1804.

Convict Changes History

Antony Swain on 18th March, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 20th February, 1759 (prev. 0000), date of death: 10th June, 1809 (prev. 0000), gender: f

Antony Swain on 9th November, 2019 made the following changes:

voyage, occupation, crime

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