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Elizabeth Parker

Elizabeth Parker, one of 80 convicts transported on the Harmony, 12 May 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Elizabeth Parker
Aliases: Rodrick
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1810
Occupation: Dairymaid
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Gloucester Assises
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Harmony
Departure date: 12th May, 1827
Arrival date: 27th September, 1827
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 79 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 175 (89)
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

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:

alias1: Rodrick

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