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Eliza Sidnem

Eliza Sidnem, one of 151 convicts transported on the Edward, 23 April 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Eliza Sidnem
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Devon Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Edward
Departure date: 23rd April, 1834
Arrival date: 4th September, 1834
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 150 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 343 (173)
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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Vivienne Kish on 25th November, 2013 wrote:

Eliza was convicted of robbery in England and initially sentenced to death, but then had her sentence commuted to ‘Transportation for Life”.  She travelled to Van Diemen’s Land via the ‘Edward’ in 1834, married Stewart Smillie, convict, on the 13th September, 1937, at St John’s Church, Launceston.  “Stewart signed his name, Eliza made her mark”, states my cousin Dawn.  Eliza was granted a ‘ticket of leave’, (that is, still serving her sentence but not within the confines of a prison) on 29th March 1842, but died (of consumption, i.e. tuberculosis) on the 11 March 1843. Stewart Smillie went on to marry Ellen Beven, a free Irish immigrant.  Stewart and Ellen were my great, great, grand parents.

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