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Elizabeth Mitchell

Elizabeth Mitchell, one of 87 convicts transported on the Lord Wellington, May 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Elizabeth Mitchell
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1781
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1830
Age: 49 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Uttering forged notes
Convicted at: Cumberland Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Lord Wellington
Departure date: May, 1819
Arrival date: 20th January, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 124 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 161 (82)
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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Anonymous on 25th May, 2011 wrote:

Birth according to 1828 census about 1882 as her age is listed as 46 in the census. Convicted at the Cumberland Summer Assizes for Uttering a forged bank note with Mary Heylen also uttering and William Heylen for Possession of? forged Banknotes. Conviction date 7th August 1818. Both girls were sentenced to death but were reprieved to transportation for 14 years. William also received a fourteen year sentence. The Lord Wellington sailed in May 1819 with 87 Female convicts. In 1820 Elizabeth married James Jelley of Parramatta at St Matthews Windsor. Three of her children sailed with her on the ship 1. Elizabeth Mitchell who married James Willbow 2 children James 2 and Thomas aged 3 in 1828 census. Elizabeth later married Alexander Morrison as Wilberforce in 1841. 2. Robert aged 17 in 1828   and 3.  Mary aged 14 in 1828. The 1825 muster shows these children as born in the colony. Elizabeth in 1820 married James Jelley of Parramatta. She had a son Thomas with James born in the colony. Elizabeth had a Ticket of Leave but had it cancelled in in February 1829 for drunkenness. Notice of this was published in the Sydney Gazette on the 7th February 1829 ‘Lord Wellington Elizabeth Mitchell for drunkenness, Ticket of Leave cancelled.‘Elizabeth died in 1830
as Elizabeth Jelley and the death indexes show her age at death as 49 which pretty much agrees with her age in the 1828 census. depending what time of the year these events happened.
Sources England Criminal registers, 1825 Muster, 1828 Census Sydney Gazette

Anonymous on 25th May, 2011 wrote:

I think that I may have inadvertently put that Elizabeth Mitchell was born about 1881/1882. That should have read 1781/82. Information from 1828 census and death record.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 27th September, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary’s Papers, 1788-1856

Elizabeth Mitchell.
1820 - 27 Jan. On list of convicts disembarked from the “Lord Wellington ” & forwarded to Parramatta for distribution; with four children 2 girls one aged 17 months and the other 3 years. 1 boy aged 3 months and the other 2 years.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 28th May, 2015 made the following changes:

date of death: 1830 (prev. 0000), gender: f, crime

Heather Stevens on 22nd February, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1781 (prev. 0000)

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