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Caroline Philadelphia Elizabeth Pearcy
Caroline Philadelphia Elizabeth Pearcy, one of 98 convicts transported on the Sarah and Elizabeth, 28 December 1836
Name, Aliases & Gender
||Caroline Philadelphia Elizabeth Pearcy
||Price, Elizabeth (alias)
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 57 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 443 (224)
||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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Tony Beale on 1st February, 2021 wrote:
Old Bailey online
49. CAROLINE PHILADELPHIA ELIZABETH PEARCY was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of October, 1 pair of shoes, value 1s. 6d., the goods of Mary Jones, and that she had ben before convicted of felony
MARY JONES . I am a widow, and keep a shoe-shop in Brook-street, Ratcliffe Highway. The prisoner was in my shop about four o’clock in the evening of the 31st of October, offering something for sale—while she was there, I turned to settle a little bill with Mr. Raymond—we could not agree about the price that I had offered her for the articles she brought to sell—immediately on her going out I missed a pair of shoes, which I had just tried on a lady—I sent a little girl after her—she refused to come back with her—she made a stop—I sent a boy, she refused—I then got my cloak and bonnet, locked the door and ran after her—when she saw me she came back, dropped these shoes from her gown—these are them.
Prisoner, I was in the back room, and the shoes I never saw—three parcels of mine laid where the shoes were—I went about twenty yards from the door, the little girls came and said, Mrs. Jones wanted me—I turned back without making the slightest objection—I met Mr. Jones, who took me into the back room, and went into the shop, brought the shoes in her hand, and said I had taken them.
JAMES WHATMORE . I produce the certificate of the prisoner’s former conviction—(read)—she is the person.
GUILTY . Aged 46.— Transported for seven Years.
New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 Annotated Printed Indentures 1837
From Hull England Widow with 2 male children protestant who could read and write. 1 previous conviction of 3 months. 5’ 2 1/2” ruddy and freckled dark brown hair and brown eyes
Convict Changes History
Tony Beale on 1st February, 2021 made the following changes:
alias1: Price, Elizabeth (alias) (prev. Price, Elizabeth (Alias)), date of birth: 1794 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime