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Elizabeth Rhodes

Elizabeth Rhodes, one of 61 convicts transported on the Janus, 23 October 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Elizabeth Rhodes
Aliases: Elizabeth Rose, Elizabeth Sweet
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1796
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1829
Age: 33 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Possessing a forged note
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Janus
Departure date: 23rd October, 1819
Arrival date: 3rd May, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 107 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 242
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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Tony Beale on 29th September, 2021 wrote:

Old bailey Online

530. GEORGE WILSON , ELIZABETH BUSH , WILLIAM ROGERS , ELIZA RHODES , JULIA GEORGE , DANIEL DALY , THOMAS CORNWELL , WILLIAM CLARKE , JOHN NOON , THOMAS ARNOLD , GEORGE SEVERN , DAVID O’HARA , JOSEPH BRANCH , and JOHN MURPHY , were severally and separately indicted for having forged bank notes in their possession, knowing them to be forged .

To which indictments they severally pleaded


Transported for Fourteen Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Wood

Penny-Lyn Beale on 6th March, 2022 wrote:

Conduct Register. Indent No; 12.
To NSW per Janus and to VD Land, Princess Charlotte - 1820
Trial; 21 April 1819.

1824 - 12 Feb. UX Jno Sweet [Husband of Jno Sweet] Absent from her Lodgings last night between 10 & 11

1826 - 8 Dec. Absenting herself from her Husbands house with-out leave.

1828 - 4 Jan. Assaulting Ann Bryant.

1828 - 25 March. Harboring a runaway convict. Forfeit her Ticket of Leave

1829 - Burials in the Parish of Hobart Town in the County of Buckingham
No; 679
Name; Elizabeth Sweet
Abode; Hobart Town
When buried; 1829, 19 December
Age; 35 years
Ship’s Name; Janus. Quality or profession. Convict.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 6th March, 2022 wrote:

1821 - Marriages in the Parish of Hobart - 9 July 1831 by Banns
John Sweet. Convict. Ship; Marquis of Wellington. Age; 27 years.
Elizabeth Rose. Convict. Ship; Janus. Age; 24 years

Penny-Lyn Beale on 6th March, 2022 wrote:

Remarks on the Burial Record; DIED; in a state of Intoxication

Convict Changes History

Tony Beale on 29th September, 2021 made the following changes:

gender: f, crime

Penny-Lyn Beale on 6th March, 2022 made the following changes:

alias1: Elizabeth Rose, date of birth: 1796 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1829 (prev. 0000)

Penny-Lyn Beale on 6th March, 2022 made the following changes:

alias2: Elizabeth Sweet

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