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Elizabeth Watkins

Elizabeth Watkins, one of 113 convicts transported on the Platina, 22 April 1837

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Elizabeth Watkins
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1816
Occupation: -
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: -
Convicted at: Devon. Exeter Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Platina
Departure date: 22nd April, 1837
Arrival date: 22nd October, 1837
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 112 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 37 (20)
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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Anonymous on 22nd May, 2012 wrote:

Elizabeth Watkins:
Born 1816.
Convicted and sentenced in Devon in the Exeter Quarter Sessions for a term of 7 years.
One of 113 convicts transported to Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) Australia on the Platina which departed England 22 Apr 1837. 
Died before 1852 in Van Diemen’s Land (VDL).
Married fellow Thomas Browning (either born or baptised 11 Nov 1817 Woodford or Berkeley, Glousteshire, England; died 27 Feb 1867 in Daylesford, Victoria, Australia; buried at Daylesford).  Thomas’ grave site has recently been restored and is worth a visit. 
Thomas, a convict, arrived in VDL on the convict transportation ship George the Third which was wrecked in the D’Entrecasteaux Channel (to the south-east of VDL) in 1835.  134 people lost their lives:  127 of them being convicts.  Much information about this wreck is available online. 
Elizabeth predeceased Thomas who later married Emma Sharpe on 21 Sep 1852 at Portland, Victoria.  Emma (nee Sharpe) Browning, Thomas’ widow, remarried, in 1872, George Lawson who died 14 Nov 1900 in Albury, New South Wales, Australia.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 22nd May, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1816-00-00, gender f

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