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Elizabeth Munday

Elizabeth Munday, one of 170 convicts transported on the Asia, 09 March 1847

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Elizabeth Munday
Aliases: Watson
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1826
Occupation: Housemaid
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing from the person
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Asia 1
Departure date: 9th March, 1847
Arrival date: 21st July, 1847
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 167 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 161 (82). Tasmanian Archives - Application for permission to marry. Tasmanian Pioneer Index BDM.
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

Carol Axton-Thompson on 14th November, 2013 wrote:

Application for permission to marry William Allen (per Agincourt) 14/5/1850. Married Hobart 17/6/1850 (ref. 242/1850-37)

Children registered:
James b. 25/1/1851 Hobart
female b. 26/12/51 Hobart (sname spelt “Allan”)
Betsey b. 12/3/1854 Hobart

Nell Murphy on 26th September, 2019 wrote:

Elizabeth MUNDAY was convicted at the Central Criminal Court, London on 21 Sept 1846 for stealing from the person. Gaol report: “convicted before”.  7 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Asia’ arriving there 21 July 1847.

Married woman.  Stated her proper name was Elizabeth WATSON.
Aged 21 yrs; housemaid, can wash; 4’11 3/4” height; fresh complexion; dark hair; brown eyes; Roman Catholic; literate.
Native place of birth: London (ref. convict record)
Mother: Mary (ref. convicted indent record)
Brother: James
Sisters: Mary & Margaret

Colony of VDL:
6 months Probation period
Stationed on the ‘Anson’ Hulk, Derwent River, Hobart.  Assigned to work services.
Feb 1849: Delivered of a male child named William, at the Cascades Female Factory, Sth Hobart.  (ref. notated on convict record& Archive ref 33/1/3 no. 1325)

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 14th November, 2013 made the following changes:

source, gender

Nell Murphy on 26th September, 2019 made the following changes:

alias1: Watson, date of birth: 1826 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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