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Eleanor Williams

Eleanor Williams, one of 97 convicts transported on the Britannia, January 1798

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Eleanor Williams
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1767
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1828
Age: 61 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Britannia III
Departure date: January, 1798
Arrival date: 18th July, 1798
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 99 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 239 (120)
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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D Wong on 18th July, 2015 wrote:

Old Bailey:

JOHN WILLIAMS, ELEANOR WILLIAMS, Theft > housebreaking, 1st July 1795.
Offence: Theft > housebreaking
Verdict: Guilty > lesser offence
Punishment: Transportation

345. JOHN WILLIAMS , otherwise SCHOFIELD , and ELEANOR WILLIAMS were indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling house of Michael Sullivan, about the hour of six in the afternoon, on the 23d of May , no person being therein, and feloniously stealing two linen shifts, value 2s. a man’s silk handkerchief, value 5s. a kerseymere waistcoat, value 3s. two muslin caps, value 2s. a cotton counterpane, value 1l. a pair of blankets, value 1s. a pair of linen sheets, value 14s. a pair of pillows and pillow cases, value 16s. a linen table cloth, value 7s. six check aprons, value 4s. six pair of cotton stockings, value 6s. three linen handkercheifs, value 3s. four linen towels, value 1s. 6d. the goods of the said Michael Sullivan .

John Williams, GUILTY.(Aged 36.)
Eleanor Williams, GUILTY.
(Aged 29.)
Of stealing only .
Transported for Seven years.

C1798: Married Samuel Perkins (Pitt 1791) – they had 3 sons, , William, Samuel and John.

Samuel Perkins died 7/7/1806.
13/8/1810: Eleanor married James Turner (Perseus and Coromandel 1802) no children listed.

C1828: Eleanor died aged 61.

Denis Pember on 27th March, 2016 wrote:

Baxter, Carol; General Muster of NSW: 1814.
Page 39…
[Ref 1679] Eleanor Williams, Britannia, Off Stores. 3 Children Off Stores. Wife to James Turner.
# These three children would probably be the 3 sons of Samuel Perkins.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 18th July, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1767 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1828 (prev. 0000), gender: f, crime

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