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Elizabeth Morris

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Elizabeth Morris
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1775
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 25th January, 1852
Age: 77 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Grand larceny
Convicted at: Bristol
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: Smee, CJ; Third Fleet Families of Australia, 1991
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Denis Pember on 3rd June, 2015 wrote:

Elizabeth was very young when transported.
She was in a relationship with John Dalton (Convict; Albermarle, 1791) C1792. She was aged about 17 and he about 16 at the time!  They had one child, Hannah Dalton born 1793.
Elizabeth then married William Kentwell (Convict; Admiral Barrington 1791) 4 January 1796, ceremony at Parramatta. They had 5 children. However, William died in the 1809 floods. 
Elizabeth then was in a relationship with Murty Shields (Convict; Anne 1801) and they had a son born 1813.
Elizabeth then re-married, this time to Thomas Thompkins (Convict; Fortune 1813). The marriage was 21 August 1820 at Parramatta, NSW.  The couple had 2 children, prior to the legal marriage.

Don Jones on 8th June, 2018 wrote:

Born at Hawksbury, Gloucestershire, England to John Morris & Sarah Morris (Collins).  She was 10 years old when tried & acquitted of a felony at Bristol.  At age 12 she was convicted, along with two men John Clements & John Rossiter   Transported with 149 other women on Mary Ann - the first ship in the Third Fleet.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 3rd June, 2015 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Smee, CJ; Third Fleet Families of Australia, 1991 (prev. ), firstname: Elizabeth, surname: Morris, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1775, date of death: 25th January, 1852, gender: f, occu

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