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Elizabeth Viant

Elizabeth Viant, one of 150 convicts transported on the Cadet, 10 November 1848

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Elizabeth Viant
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1827
Occupation: Housemaid
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Cornwall. Bodmin Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Cadet
Departure date: 10th November, 1848
Arrival date: 12th April, 1849
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 150 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 350
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

D Wong on 23rd May, 2018 wrote:

Elizabeth Viant was 21 years old on arrival in VDL - her native place was Redruth, Cornwall.

Elizabeth was transported for ‘stealing flour’.

Surgeons Report Character: Half and idiot.

Elizabeth was 5’2½” tall, fresh complexion, black hair, brown eyes, illiterate, unmarried, 2 years on the town.

27/4/1852: TOL
24/8/1852: TOL Revoked

17/6/1853: Death of Celia Viant - mother’s name not given - Female Convicts Child - aged 7 weeks, died from bronchitis at Brickfields

16/7/1855: Free Certificate - herself.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 23rd May, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1827 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime

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