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Elizabeth Smith

Elizabeth Smith, one of 299 convicts transported on the Admiral Gambier and Friends, April 1811

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Elizabeth Smith
Aliases: Elizabeth Tribles
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1784
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 17th September, 1854
Age: 70 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
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Admiral Gambier and Friends
Departure date: April, 1811
Arrival date: 29th September, 1811
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 300 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 35 (19)
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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Denis Pember on 5th March, 2017 wrote:

OLD BAILEY
11th April 1810
(http://www.oldbaileyonline.org) Record: t18100411-130
ELIZABETH SMITH was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 24th of March , a gown, value 5 s. the property of Christopher Smith .
SECOND COUNT, laying them to be the property of Mary Skell .
MARY SKELL . Q. Who is Christopher Smith - A. The child’s father.
Q. Where do you live - A. In St. Martin’s-court. I am a servant to Mrs. Cluet, a laundress. When I found the prisoner she had the gown on her back, which she had taken from this child.
ANN ELIZABETH SMITH . Q. How old are you - A. I am going of eight years old; my father is a breeches-maker , he lives in Porter-street; my mother sent me into St. Martin’s-court with some things to be mangled, and the woman met me in Castle-street; she took me into Portabella passage , and told me to go over to the men that were painting, and ask them for two shillings worth of penny pieces; they told me to go and tell the woman, to come herself; and when I went back, the woman was gone with the clothes and all; it was my cousin’s clothes; I was going with it to the mangler’s; there was a gown, shift, and apron in the bundle. When she sent me to the painters, she told me, she would hold my bundle.
Q. Look at the woman, is that the woman - A. Yes, that is the woman.
THOMAS DORE . On the 24th of March, about ten o’clock in the morning, I saw the prisoner at the end of Portabella-passage, there were two children together; she stooped down and pointed her hand over the way, and took the bundle from the child, and sent the child over the way; she rolled the gown up and walked down the passage; in about five minutes the children came back; the big child cried very much, and told me, the woman had taken her bundle. In about an hour afterwards the mother of this child came, and asked me, if I should know the woman again if I saw her; I said, yes. The child came and said, the woman is taken. I went and saw her, and knew her directly. This is the child that she took the bundle from.
HENRY CRESWELL . I am an officer. I took the prisoner in custody. I took her to Marlborough-street, and took the gown off her back; this is the gown. I told her, if she would tell me where she left her gown, I would go and fetch it. I went to a chandler’s shop, and there I found this wrapper, her gown was wrapped up in it.
Prisoner’s Defence. That gown I have had two years. She said, it was her gown; I said, it was not. I never saw the child I came from Somersetshire. I have not been five weeks in London.
GUILTY , aged 33.
Transported for Seven Years .
Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Denis Pember on 6th March, 2017 wrote:

Elizabeth was transported on “Friends” in 1811, her daughter Ann travelled on the ship too.
Elizabeth married Joseph Eyles (Convict, 1801, “Canada”) on 4th February 1815 at St Phillips, Sydney.
In 1812 Joseph Eyles and his then partner Elizabeth ‘Tribles’ were living at Field of Mars with Elizabeth’s daughter Ann. Joseph was a tenant farmer. He had been provided with 15 acres of land on a clearing lease. The sum of 15 pound had to be paid to the Government annually. The property was located on the western side of Marsden Road, Mobbs Hill, within the Fields of Mars.

The 1822 Muster gives the description of their farm having, 6 acres of wheat, 6 acres of corn, 2.5 acres of oats and half an acre of potatoes. Joseph had also planted a one acre orchard. On the 50 acres mentioned previously, Joseph had 1 horse that grazed there and also 16 hogs.

Denis Pember on 6th March, 2017 wrote:

Sainty & Johnson; 1828 Census of New South Wales:
Page 141….
[Ref E0687] Eyles, Joseph 55, free by servitude, Canada, 1801, 7 years, Protestant, District Constable, Field of Mars, 20 acres, 20 acres, cleared and cultivated, 3 horses.
[Ref E0688] Eyles, Elizabeth, 44, free by servitude, Friends, 1811, 7 years, Protestant.
[Ref E0689] Eyles, Joseph Jr. 16 born in the colony.
[Ref E0690] Eyles, John 14 born in the colony.
[Ref E0691] Eyles, William 10 born in the colony.
[Ref E0692] Eyles, James 8 born in the colony.
[Ref E0693] Eyles, Elizabeth 4 born in the colony.
[Ref E0694] Eyles, Mary A. 12 born in the colony, servant to Edward Ewer of Parramatta.

Denis Pember on 6th March, 2017 wrote:

The daughter Ann, had married Francis Allsop (Convict, 1816, “Elizabeth”).  In the Census she was recorded with him [Ref A0328] also at Field of Mars.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 4th March, 2017 made the following changes:

alias1: Elizabeth Tribles, date of death: 17th September, 1854 (prev. 0000), gender: f, crime

Denis Pember on 5th March, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1784 (prev. 0000)

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