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Elizabeth Morgan

Elizabeth Morgan, one of 80 convicts transported on the Lady of the Lake, 06 June 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Elizabeth Morgan
Aliases: Eliza
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1804
Occupation: Housemaid
Date of Death: 1872
Age: 68 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 14 years

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Worcester Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Lady of the Lake
Departure date: 6th June, 1829
Arrival date: 1st November, 1829
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 80 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Convict Transportation Registers – Other Fleets & Ships, 1791-1868 Australia, Marriage Index, 1788-1950 England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892 Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 87 (46)
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

Kristy King on 23rd July, 2016 wrote:

Married fellow convict Francis Edeson in 1831.

D Wong on 25th July, 2016 wrote:

Elizabeth was transported for ‘Stealing property out of my master’s house’.

Elizabeth was 5’ 0 3/4"tall, fair complexion, light brown hair, light blue eyes, single, can read.

14/11/1831: Married Francis Edeson (Governor Ready 1827) - they had at lease 4 children.

1832 Muster: Gov. House.
1833 Muster: Gov. House.
1835 Muster: TOL
22/8/1836: CP
30/4/1847: Certificate.

Before 1850 the family moved to Victoria where Francis worked as a carpenter.

1872: Elizabeth died aged 68 and was buried at the Eaglehawk Cemetery, Victoria.

Francis died in 1856.

Tony Beale on 22nd April, 2020 wrote:

Tasmania Library
Conduct record Transported for burglary. Previous character good. Before this time single. Stated this GH. property of my masters house.
5/4/1830 Govt house/ Walking the streets of Hobart Town during the time of divine service yesterday. Cell on bread and water 7 days. Transferred to her service.
22/8/1836 Conditional pardon no 957.
30/8/1847 Certificate
30/9/1831 Permission to marry Francis Edeson ( Govenor Ready)
14/11/1831 Married by Banns by Rev’d William Bedford, Witnesses Thomas Dallinger and R Hornheld. Francis Edeson was a carpenter
Births: Francis Edeson Jan 1833 died Feb 1833 5 weeks. Convicts child. father a carpenter at Hobart town
        William Edeson b 1/7/1841 living a Sorell Tasmania. About 30km north east of Hobart
1843 Census Husband Francis lived in a completed brick House in Murray Street with 6 others which was owned by Mrs Baker
Husband became a publican at the kings Arms in Murray Street in 1843. Went insolvent in 1844. Granted a further licence in February 1845 to open the Blue Bells of Scotland in Murray Street.

Convict Changes History

Kristy King on 23rd July, 2016 made the following changes:

source: Australian Convict Transportation Registers – Other Fleets & Ships, 1791-1868 Australia, Marriage Index, 1788-1950 England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892 Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7,

D Wong on 25th July, 2016 made the following changes:

occupation

ryan on 1st November, 2018 made the following changes:

alias1: Eliza

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