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Elizabeth Payne

Elizabeth Payne, one of 60 convicts transported on the Persian, 10 April 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Elizabeth Payne
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1798
Occupation: Cook/laundress
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: Larceny
Convicted at: Devon Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Persian
Departure date: 10th April, 1827
Arrival date: 5th August, 1827
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 59 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 143 (73)
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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D Wong on 16th November, 2017 wrote:

Devonshire - Michaelmas sessions - Tuesday, October 17th, 1826
Elizabeth Payne [29]
Committed by E. Lockyer esq, charged on oath with stealing at East Stonehouse, a blanket, a pillow, a sheet, and a flat-heater, the property of William Sanders, value 6s and upwards. Warrant dated 2nd August, 1826. [comment: Transported seven years].

Elizabeth Payne was listed as 29 years old on arrival - her place of birth was Exeter.

Prior convictions: Pledging, 6 months.

Elizabeth was 4’11” tall, brown hair, hazel eyes.

Occupations: Washerwoman, plain cook, can iron well, small plate.

Married: Husband on board the (looks like) Iacoa, a private marine.

1/6/1829: Male Orphan School/ Absenting herself from the children on their road from church and remaining absent until near 4 o’clock and being intoxicated - Cell on B&W 7 days.

31/3/1831: Permission to marry Richard Costings, (free). (This could be Richard Costin ‘Competitor’ 1823).  There was a departure of Richard Costing 26/2/1846 Hobart to Sydney per ‘Sapphire’. 
No record of marriage found.

7/1/1832: Laing/Drunk and Insolent to her Mistress - reprimanded and discharged.

Oct. 1833: COF

7/1/1856: There is a death listed for a Elizabeth Payne, aged 56, died of ‘Visitation of God’ at Launceston. (The age is about right).

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 16th November, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1798 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime

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