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Betty Mitchell

Betty Mitchell, 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: Betty Mitchell
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1770
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 24th June, 1837
Age: 67 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 7 years

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Wilts. Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Active, Albermarle, Atlantic, Barrington, Britannia, Mary Ann, Matilda, Salamander and William and Ann
Departure date: January, 1791
Arrival date: 9th July, 1791
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 1020 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 146
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

Maureen Withey on 13th May, 2019 wrote:

Saturday last, Betty Mitchell, of Westbury, was committed to Fisherton Gaol, charged on the oath of John Helps, of Studley, farmer, on a violent suspicion of having aided and assisted in breaking open his dwelling-house, and stealing five cheeses, some childbed linen, and a piece of Holland cloth; and also with having part of the said property on her possession. Sarah Mitchell, her mother, was at the same time committed to Devizes bridewell, as a confederate in the said burglary.
Bath Chronicle, 7, Jan 1790

At the assizes for this county, ... Betty Mitchell, for assisting in breaking open the dwelling-house of John Helps, of Studley, and stealing five cheeses,and ... were sentenced to be transported for seven years.
Bath Chronicle 18 Mar 1790

Jessi Keough on 24th October, 2019 wrote:

Elizabeth was assigned to Corp. Edward Field, who she later married.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 27th May, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1770 (prev. 0000), date of death: 24th June, 1837 (prev. 0000), gender: f

Maureen Withey on 13th May, 2019 made the following changes:


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