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Elizabeth Skilling

Elizabeth Shilling, one of 170 convicts transported on the Tory, 26 April 1848

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Elizabeth Skilling
Aliases: Leitch (alias), Shilling
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1825
Occupation: Housemaid
Date of Death: 25th April, 1854
Age: 29 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing clothes
Convicted at: Scotland, Glasgow Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Tory
Departure date: 26th April, 1848
Arrival date: 6th August, 1848
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 169 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 307 (155)
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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Community Contributions

D Wong on 8th August, 2016 wrote:

National Records of Scotland:

Precognition against Elizabeth Leitch for the crime of theft and previous conviction
Elizabeth Leitch, wife of Angus Leitch, labourer, Greenock, m.s. Skilling, Address: Dalrymple Street, Greenock,
Verdict: Guilty, Verdict Comments: Guilty in terms of own confession, Sentence: Transportation - 7 years.

Elizabeth was 23 years old on arrival in VDL - she was 4’ 8 1/2” tall, dark complexion, brown hair, blue eyes, mole under right eye, can read and write, married.

27/10/18251: Married James Hobbs (Isabella 1842) at St John’s, Campbell Town - they had 1 son, Frederick John born 27/12/1851 and died 15/1/1852 aged 17 days, died of Debility.

9/12/1851: TOL
28/9/1852: TOL Revoked.
4/1/1853: TOL
19/7/1853: Recommended for a CP
16/5/1854: CP

25/4/1854: Elizabeth died aged 29 of Apoplexy - at 87 Melville Street, Hobart.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 8th August, 2016 made the following changes:

surname: Skilling (prev. Shilling), alias1: Leitch (alias) (prev. Leitch (Alias)), alias2: Shilling, date of death: 25th April, 1854 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation

D Wong on 8th August, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1825 (prev. 0000)

D Wong on 8th August, 2016 made the following changes:


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