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Elizabeth Smith

Elizabeth Smith, one of 120 convicts transported on the Canada, March 1810

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Elizabeth Smith
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1797
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1854
Age: 57 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: York, Kingston upon Hull Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Canada
Departure date: March, 1810
Arrival date: 8th September, 1810
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 121 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 10
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

Denis Pember on 21st December, 2016 wrote:

In the colony, Elizabeth married Samuel Freeman (Convict, 1801, “Earl Cornwallis”)
Name: Samuel Freeman
Spouse Name: Elizabeth Smith
Marriage Date: 1811
Marriage Place: New South Wales
Registration Place: Windsor, New South Wales.
Registration Year: 1811
Volume Number: V A.

They had a family of 9 children between 1812 and 1830.
In the 1822 Muster:
Freeman, Samuel, conditional pardon, Cornwallis, life, landholder, Windsor.
Smith, Elizabeth, free by servitude, Canada, wife of S. Freeman, Windsor.
6 un-named children of above.
and in 1825:
Freeman, Samuel, absolute pardon, Earl Cornwallis, 1801, life, landholder, Richmond.
Smith, Elizabeth, free by servitude, Canada, 1810, 7 years, wife of Samuel Freeman, Richmond.

Denis Pember on 21st December, 2016 wrote:

It would appear that the marriage may have broken down in later years.
In the 1828 Census they seem to be apart.
Sainty & Johnson; 1828 Census of New South Wales:
page 155…
[Ref F1316] Freeman, Samuel, 42, conditional pardon, Earl Cornwallis, 1801, life, millwright, Richmond.
[Ref F1317] Freeman, John, 13, born in the colony.
[Ref F1318] Freeman, Emanuel, 12, born in the colony.
[Ref F1319] Freeman, Samuel, 10, born in the colony.
[Ref F1320] Freeman, James, 8, born in the colony.
[Ref F1322] Freeman, Elizabeth, 31, free by servitude, Canada, 1810, 7 years, Protestant, living with Wm. Wilmott, Concord.
[Ref F1323] Freeman, William, 17, born in the colony.
[Ref F1324] Freeman, John, 15, born in the colony.
[Ref F1325] Freeman Sophia, 8, born in the colony.
[Ref F1326] Freeman, Elizabeth Jr., 5 born in the colony.
[Ref F1327] Freeman, Sarah, 2, born in the colony.
and there is also another possible son….
[Ref F1321] Freeman, Thomas, 18, born in the colony, Protestant, wheelwright, Windsor.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 21st December, 2016 made the following changes:

convicted at, date of birth: 1797 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1854 (prev. 0000), gender: f

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