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Elizabeth Thornton

Elizabeth Thornton, one of 90 convicts transported on the Princess Charlotte, 27 March 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Elizabeth Thornton
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1805
Occupation: Servant
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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: Stealing money
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Princess Charlotte
Departure date: 27th March, 1827
Arrival date: 6th August, 1827
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 89 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 137 (70)
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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Tony Beale on 6th October, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Tickets of Leave, 1810-1869 for Elizabeth Thornton Ticket of leave butts (NRS 12202. No 29/1092 dated 28/12/1829. Tried 26/10/1826 5’ 2” fair complexion red hair and grey eyes. At Patterson Plains

Elizabeth Thornton in the New South Wales, Australia, Convict Applications for the Publication of Banns, 1828-1830, 1838-1839
Name: Elizabeth Thornton
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1805
Age: 25
Arrival year: 1827
Spouse Name: Joshua Peck Junr
Spouse Gender: Male
Spouse Birth Year: 1806
Spouse Age: 24
Spouse Vessel: Princess Charlotte
Marriage Year: Abt 1830
Application Date: 24 Aug 1830
Application Place: Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia Rev Wilkinson Newcastle
Joshua peck Jnr is a native of the colony but had a colonial sentence of 14 years employed by Dr Evans
Elizabeth had a ToL 29/1092 working for William Nowland

Tony Beale on 6th October, 2021 wrote:

Old Bailey Online

1989. ELIZABETH THORNTON was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of October , 1 watch, value 1l.; 1 seal, value 5s.; 1 chain, value 1s.; 2 keys, value 1s.; 1 crown-piece, 11 shillings, and 1 sixpence, the property of Charles Boyle , from his person .

CHARLES BOYLE. I live in Paddington-street. On the 18th of October I met the prisoner, and went to a house with her; she took my watch out of my pocket; I missed it soon after, and made her give it back - I then put it into my pocket, and when I went to bed I put it under my pillow, in my pocket - it had two keys and a seal to it - I had 16s. 6d. in my pocket; there were two other women in the room; I was awoke in the morning, by her pulling my trousers from under my head - she handed something out of the pocket to another girl, but I did not see what; the other girl ran down stairs - she was dressed, but the prisoner was not; I took hold of my trousers, and missed the watch and money; I heard it rattle in her hand - I am sure I had it when I went there - I was not very sober.

HENRY RICHARD BUCKERIDGE . I live near the prisoner; Boyle called and said he had been robbed - I went and searched the prisoner, but found nothing; there was another woman in the room, but I cannot find the woman who had the money.

Prisoner’s Defence. The woman who took the money I do not know - I never had his trousers in my hand.

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Transported for Seven Years

Convict Changes History

Tony Beale on 6th October, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1805 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation

Tony Beale on 6th October, 2021 made the following changes:


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