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Elizabeth Walters

Elizabeth Walters, one of 98 convicts transported on the Sarah and Elizabeth, 28 December 1836

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Elizabeth Walters
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1818
Occupation: Housemaid
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 14 years

Crime: Theft of boots
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Sarah and Elizabeth
Departure date: 28th December, 1836
Arrival date: 23rd April, 1837
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 97 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 443 (224)
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 29th January, 2021 wrote:

Old Bailey Online

2206. ELIZABETH WALTERS was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of August, 1 pair of shoes, value 2s. 6d., the goods of Charles Stokes.

CHARLES STOKES . I am a boot and shoemaker, and live in Stockwell-street, Greenwich. On the 31st of August the prisoner came to my shop, between five and six o’clock—she was shown into the parlour by my servant, and sat down to be measured for a pair of boots—while she was sitting down I observed her lay hold of her shawl on one side, and hold it very tight, and from that circumstance I suspected she had something belonging to me—I said to her, immediately after measuring her, “Have you not a bad arm?” thinking that might be the case—she said, “No”—I opened her shawl and saw the shoes under her arm—I took them from her, and said, “These are my shoes”—she at first said they were not—I said, “I know they are, and shall give you into custody”—I sent the boy for a policeman, and she was going to fall on her knees to beg pardon, and said she would pay for them, but, being frequently robbed, I gave her into custody.

Cross-examined by MR. CRESSWELL. Q. Were there other shoes about? A. Yes—it is usual for customers to take up articles to look at—I do not
think she had moved from her position—she was about five minutes in the shop—she tried several pairs of shoes on, and objected to them—I was frequently backwards and forwards in the shop, getting others.

JURY Q. Have you any private mark on the shoes? A. No; but the figure 2 on the toe—it is not my own making I have figures in the same hand-writing on my shoes in the shop—I cannot say whether she took them from the shop or parlour—I did not let her go out of the house.

MR. CRESSWELL. Q. Might not the person who made these, mark all his shoes with the figure 2? A. All of the same size he would mark the same—she appeared very much frightened when I charged her with stealing them—I have frequently handled these shoes during the last four weeks—I have had them in my hands perhaps fifty times—I swear positively they are mine.

JURY Q. have you any other shoes of the same size? A. Yes; but not of the same make—I think these were taken from the back of the chair on which she sat, but I cannot be certain about that.

GUILTY. Aged 18.—Recommended to mercy. Confined Ten Days.

291. ELIZABETH WALTERS was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of November, 1 pair of shoes, value 2s., the goods of Charles Williams; and that she had been before convicted of felony.

SARAH WOOD WILLIAMS . I am the wife of Charles Williams, who is a pawnbroker at Greenwich. Treadaway brought a pair of shoes to me—I saw they were ours—they had never been sold—the prisoner came to the shop after the shoes had been brought, and she had been before to take some patchwork out of pawn—the shoes hung on a horse, near the boxes—I had them in my hand the last thing at night—these are them—I am certain they are mine—I missed them immediately Treadaway spoke about them on 25th of November—we put some more on the horse and went into the back parlour, and while sitting there, the prisoner came in and rushed by the horse and came to pawn something for fourpence, and immediately we missed another pair.

Prisoner. Mr. Williams said if I paid 16s. he would let me off. Witness. He did not.

JONATHAN TREADAWAY . I am shopman to Mr. Thompson in London-street. The prisoner offered these shoes in pawn on the 25th of November, about half-past four o’clock in the evening—seeing a mark on them we suspected they were stolen, and took them to the prosecutor—the prisoner ran out of the shop, and said she would send her sister.

RICHARD BURKETT . I took her into custody.

GEORGE HARRIS . I am a policeman. I produce a certificate of the prisoner’s former conviction, which I got from Mr. Clark’s office (read)—I was a witness on the trial—the prisoner is the person.

GUILTY . Aged 18.— Transported for Fourteen Years.

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 Annotated Printed Indentures 1837. From London, single protestant who could read. 5’ 1 1/2” ruddy freckled and pock pitted light hair and grey eyes.

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Applications for the Publication of Banns, 1828-1830, 1838-1839 for Elizabeth Walters 1838 (Reel 1702)

Name: Elizabeth Walters
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1818
Age: 20
Arrival year: 1837
Arriving Vessel: Morley
Spouse Name: John Jones II
Spouse Gender: Male
Spouse Birth Year: 1811
Spouse Age: 27
Spouse Arrival Year: 1829
Spouse Vessel: Sarah and Elizabeth
Marriage Year: Abt 1838
Application Date: 31 Oct 1838
Application Place: Saint Johns Church, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia. Rev H H Bobart

Convict Changes History

Tony Beale on 29th January, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1818 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime

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