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Elizabeth Paton

Elizabeth Paton, one of 190 convicts transported on the America, 30 December 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Elizabeth Paton
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: America
Departure date: 30th December, 1830
Arrival date: 9th May, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 181 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 548
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

Maureen Withey on 19th April, 2020 wrote:

Elizth Paton,  Aged 20 was taken in Labour on the 30th January . “I was sent for about 5 o’clock in the morning and found the os uteri dilated to about the size of a shilling. At 7 the membranes were ruptured and the pains became more and more severe – At a little before 8, she was safely delivered of a male infant.
March 7th The child was found to waste, and as there was a good nurse on board, who had more milk than was required by her own child, she desired to give her the breast twice or three times in 24 hours.
March 20 She gradually gains strength. 

Full report of her delivery and after care in the Surgeon’s Journal.


Launceston Advertiser, 7 Sept 1837.
August 27, 1837.— The period for which the under mentioned persons were transported, expiring at the date placed after their respective names, certificates of their freedom maybe obtained then, or any subsequent period, upon application at the Muster Master’s Office, Hobart Town, or at that of a Police Magistrate in the interior.
America.—  Elizabeth Paton, 16th September;

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 19th April, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: f

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