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Betty Taylor, one of 296 convicts transported on the Earl Cornwallis, August 1800
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 287 (143)
||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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Maureen Withey on 15th May, 2019 wrote:
The business of the Lent Assizes for the county of Wilts commenced here on Monday, before Mr Justice Buller and Mr Justice Grose, and ended on Tuesday, though the business was considerable. ..Betty Taylor and Ann Player were tried for stealing a piece of muslin, two pieces of calico, some handkerchiefs, and other goods, from the shops of Mr Brine and Mr Betts, in Warminster; Jane Spinks was tried for receiving the same, knowing them to be stolen; and Mary Maddox as an accomplice in the robberies, was admitted a witness for the Crown; which means the evidence against the other three was rendered complete, and they were all found guilty. Spinks, the receiver, being seen by the Court as the most heinous offender, was sentenced to be transported for fourteen years; Taylor and Player for seven years. They are all under 20 years of age.
Salisbury Journal, 18 Mar 1799
Convict Changes History
Maureen Withey on 15th May, 2019 made the following changes:
gender: f, crime