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Eliza Stephenson

Eliza Stephenson, one of 140 convicts transported on the Henry Wellesley, 17 July 1837

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Eliza Stephenson
Aliases: Elizabeth Stevenson
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1809
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1902
Age: 93 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: York. Leeds Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Henry Wellesley
Departure date: 17th July, 1837
Arrival date: 22nd December, 1837
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 139 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 99 (51)
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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D Wong on 21st June, 2014 wrote:

Eliza Stephenson/Elizabeth Stevenson was transported along with Jane Hawkins, aged 16, for stealing 2 shawls. Jane Hawkins was also onboard and she married Joseph Smart (Eliza 1828).

1843: TOL Goulburn.

1/5/1843: Married Thomas Edlington (Countess of Harcourt 1824).  They had 4 children.
1844 - stillborn
1845: Thomas
1847: William who died Mary 1903 at Nimmitable.
1853: Matilda.

NSW BDM has a death for Eliza Edlington in 1902 Queanbeyan. (Sounds like her but no proof).

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 21st June, 2014 made the following changes:

alias1: Elizabeth Stevenson, gender: f, crime

Cathie Edlington on 3rd January, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1809 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1902 (prev. 0000)

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