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Elizabeth Parker, one of 80 convicts transported on the Harmony, 12 May 1827
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 58 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 175 (89)
||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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D Wong on 29th September, 2019 wrote:
Elizabeth Parker was listed as 17 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Leicestershire.
Occupation: Dairy girl.
Elizabeth was 4’11¾” tall, fair ruddy complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes.
Assigned to Robert Martin at Parramatta.
13/5/1828: Permission to marry John Merriman (Eliza 1822)- he was 24 and free - Elizabeth was 17 and on bond.
1828: Married at St Johns, Parramatta.
John listed as MERRYMAN.
No children or deaths found for either John or Elizabeth.
Maureen Withey on 8th March, 2021 wrote:
National Archives. Criminal Petitions.
HO 17/2/691827 Jan
Prisoner name: Elizabeth Parker.
Prisoner age: 16.
Court and date of trial: Gloucester Summer Assizes [Gloucestershire] 1826.
Crime: Larceny committed at Old Sodbury, Gloucester, June 1826.
Initial sentence: Seven years’ transportation.
Annotated: 27 January 1827, refused.
Petitioner(s): Elizabeth Rodrick of Saint Margaret’s Leicester, the convict’s mother.
Grounds for clemency: Prisoner has been carefully brought up to be honest and industrious and of good character; she eloped and married against her mother’s will; the robbery was committed by Thomas Parker and William George without Elizabeth Parker’s knowledge; her youthful age and inexperience.
Other papers: Character reference for Elizabeth Rodrick signed by 15 people of Saint Margaret’s.
Additional Information: In Gloucester Penitentiary.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 29th September, 2019 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1810 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime
Maureen Withey on 8th March, 2021 made the following changes: