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Elizabeth Simmons, one of 190 convicts transported on the America, 30 December 1830
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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|Date of Death:
life span was 59 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Middlesex Gaol Delivery
30th December, 1830
9th May, 1831
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 181 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 548
||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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Maureen Withey on 19th April, 2020 wrote:
Elizabeth Simmons Aged 22 was taken ill the 25th December. Hysteria. This patient is frequently the subject of hysteria, and is generally affected with convulsive clenching of the hands, the head at the same time being forcibly drawn backward and grinding of the teeth – This going off she was affected with shortness of breath, and violent sobbing. She is of full habit of body and after these attacks she is affected with increased determination of blood to the head – 16 oz of blood was taken from the arm; after which she took 4 grains of submuriate of mercury with ?j of cathartic extract. At the next monthly period, she as again affected with hysteria; the fits occurring in the same manner as described before – The aloetic pills were repeated and she had no return for some time –
Her full treatment is described 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 Simmonds, 16th September;
Convict Changes History
Maureen Withey on 19th April, 2020 made the following changes: