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Elizabeth Welton

Elizabeth Welton, one of 121 convicts transported on the Morley, 17 May 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Elizabeth Welton
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
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 14 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Norfolk Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Morley
Departure date: 17th May, 1820
Arrival date: 30th September, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 123 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 329 (166)
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

Maureen Withey on 16th February, 2020 wrote:

Norfolk Assizes.
James Browne, age 22, was capitally convicted of burglary in breaking open the dwelling-house of John Platten, of Edgefield, shopkeeper, in the night of the ? of November or early the following morning, and stealing thereout a great number of articles his property; and Elizabeth Smith, aged 26, and Elizabeth Welton, aged 35, were severally convicted of receiving the said goods knowing them to have been stolen.
Norfolk Chronicle, 25 Mar 1820.

Elizabeth Smith and Elizabeth Welton, convicted of receiving stolen goods, were sentenced to 14 years’ transportation.
Bury and Norwich Post, 5 Apr 1820.

On Friday the following female convicts were removed from the Castle, to be put on board the Morley, now under orders for New South Wales, pursuant to their sentences:- Elizabeth Smith and Elizabeth Welton for 14 years, and Susan Johnson for 7 years; and Ann Howard to the Penitentiary, at Milbank, for 10 years.
Bury and Norfolk Post, 3 May 1820.

https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON13-1-2$init=CON13-1-2p56  and following pages.
List of female convicts from Morely (3),  Master, Brown, in 1820, who landed at Hobart, not Sydney.

Elizabeth, wife of William Welton, Convicted at Norfolk Assizes, 18 Mar 1820, 14 years.

Later addition in ink – 1834/58, may refer to date and number of her Certificate of Freedom.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 16th February, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: f

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