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Elizabeth Messer

Elizabeth Messer, one of 109 convicts transported on the Midas, 22 July 1825

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Elizabeth Messer
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1791
Occupation: Milk butter maker
Date of Death: 1833
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 Life

Crime: -
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Midas
Departure date: 22nd July, 1825
Arrival date: 17th December, 1825
Place of arrival New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 108 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 279 (141)
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

Penny-Lyn Beale on 6th April, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents. Midas - 1826

Name; Elizabeth Messer
Age; 55
Native Place; Londonderry
Trade or calling; Milks and Makes Butter
Trial; January 1825 - Life - London
Height; 4 ft. 11 3/4 in
Eyes; Hazel grey
Hair; Dark Brown
Completion: Sallow & pock pitted

Remarks; DIED in the Parramatta Hospital. 15 June 1833

Penny-Lyn Beale on 6th April, 2021 wrote:

1827 - 12 Jan. Sydney Goal Entrance Book. Unfit for her service being in ill health. 1st class Factory

1829 - 2 Jun. Sydney Goal Entrance Book. Offence; Drunk & absenting. Sentence; 3rd Class. One month Factory.

1830 - 26 April. Sydney Goal Entrance Book. Offence; Drunkeness. Sentence; 3rd Class . One Month Factory

1831 - 22 Feb. New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts’ Applications to Marry,
No; 11.
Elzth Messer. Age: 41. Ship; Midas. Life. Bond.
James Page. Age; 35. Ship; Canada 5. 7 years. Free
Refused - 22 Feb 1831. The female already being married

1833 - New South Wales, Australia, Convict Death Register,
Name: Elizabeth Messer
Age: 42 [1791]
Date of Death: 15 Jun 1833
District: Parramatta. Dr. Anderson

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 6th April, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1791 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1833 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation

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