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Elizabeth Sugden, one of 119 convicts transported on the Sovereign, 15 April 1829
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
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Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 44
Old Bailey on line
||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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Anonymous on 15th November, 2011 wrote:
married George Whittaker on 20/04/1830 at Narellan
John Moon on 6th January, 2014 wrote:
Elizabeth married George Whiticker, convict (b. 1803, Rotherham, Yorkshire, England; transported to New South Wales, sentence 7 years, aboard “Grenada”; arrived Sydney Cove 16 September 1821) on 11 March 1830 in the Parish of Narellan, New South Wales. They had 8 children,all born in Sutton Forest, New South Wales.
Phil Hands on 19th September, 2017 wrote:
Tried and convicted at the Old Bailey on 15th January 1829 for stealing, in the dwelling-house of Edward Edwards , her master, 30 yards of silk, 20 yards of satin, 11 yards of poplin, 33 handkerchiefs, 1 veil, 15 yards of cambric, 6 yards of gingham, 4 yards of lace, 5 caps, 10 yards of linen, 2 yards of flannel, and 100 yards of ribbon, his property, sentenced to transportation for 14 years.
Left England on 15th April 1829.
Ship:- the ‘Sovereign’ sailed with 119 female convicts on board, there were no reported deaths during the voyage.
Arrived on 3rd August 1829.
Elizabeth married convict George Whittaker (‘Grenada’ 1821) on 11th March 1830 at Narellan, they went on to have 8 children between 1830-1841, all born at Sutton Forest.
George died on 24th June 1860 in Reidsdale, New South Wales age 58.
Elizabeth died in 1879 at Sydney age 73.
Phil Hands on 19th September, 2017 wrote:
Old Bailey Trial Transcription.
Reference Number: t18290115-198
465. ELIZABETH SUGDEN was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of January , in the dwelling-house of Edward Edwards , her master, 30 yards of silk, value 4l.; 20 yards of satin, value 30s.; 11 yards of poplin, value 14s.; 33 handkerchiefs, value 17s.; 1 veil, value 15.; 15 yards of cambric, value 5s.; 6 yards of gingham, value 5s.; 4 yards of lace, value 5s.; 5 caps, value 2s.; 10 yards of linen, value 10s.; 2 yards of flannel, value 1s., and 100 yards of ribbon, value 20s., his property .
EDWARD EDWARDS . I am a draper , and live in Union-street, Mary-le-bone ; the prisoner had lived exactly a month with me as servant of all work , and had nothing to do with the shop. About the 16th of January I missed this property - the value of the whole was from 12l. to 14l. - on Friday night last I had both her and the young man up stairs, and said that a length of silk was missing, and also a black lace veil: I insisted on searching their boxes, or I would sent for an officer - they were willing for us to do so; she said to my wife and sister, “You may search my box;” they both went up stairs with her, and my wife brought this property down, which I can swear to - she had eight guineas a year,
JANE EDWARDS . I am the prosecutor’s sister, and live with him. I was present when the prisoner and the shopman were called up and told that a black veil was missing, and a length of silk, and asked if they would have any objection to let us look into their boxes: the prisoner said,“Not the least in the world;” Mrs. Edwards and I went up stairs - the prisoner went first and my sister followed her immediately; her box was locked - she opened it herself with a key: I found in it five or six parcels done up in brown paper; Mrs. Edwards opened them - some contained the gros de Naples; there were three lengths, measuring thirty yards, worth about 4l., some calico for linings, silk handkerchiefs, caps, lace, ribbons, and a black lace veil; she remained in the room and cried, and said she was very sorry; we brought them down, and showed them to my brother - I served in the shop, and know them to be his; I had missed one length of silk, and the veil - I had seen them three or four days before.
EDWARD EDWARDS re-examined. I know all this property to be mine by the marks; no one article is worth 5l. - they were missed at different times.
Prisoner. I leave it to the mercy of the court.
GUILTY. Aged 23.
Of stealing to the value of 99s. only .
Transported for Fourteen Years .
Courtney on 27th February, 2018 wrote:
Elizabeth (Sugden) Whitaker is almost universally recorded as dying in 1879. However, Death Cert 561/1879 shows this woman to be a 28 y.o., married to Joshua Whitaker.
George Whitaker’s Elizabeth was almost certainly buried in a creekside grave, marked Elizabeth Whiticker, at Towrang Stockade (near Goulburn) in 1841 while George was a prisoner there.
Lyn Hudson-Williamson on 9th June, 2019 wrote:
Parents William and Hester Sugden, married George Whitaker, convict arrived 1821 per Grenada
Convict Changes History
Anonymous on 15th November, 2011 made the following changes:
date of birth 1806-00-00, gender f
Phil Hands on 19th September, 2017 made the following changes:
convicted at, source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 44
Old Bailey on line (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 44), date of
Courtney on 27th February, 2018 made the following changes:
date of death: 1841 (prev. 1879)
Lyn Hudson-Williamson on 9th June, 2019 made the following changes: