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Eliza Withy, one of 170 convicts transported on the Asia, 09 March 1847
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 60 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 10 years
||Somerset. Bath Boro Quarter Sessions
9th March, 1847
21st July, 1847
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 167 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 167 (85). Tasmanian Archives - convict records
||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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Nell Murphy on 19th May, 2017 wrote:
Eliza WITHY was convicted at Bath, Somerset, England on 29 Oct 1846 for stealing cotton. Previous conviction. 10yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Asia’ arriving 21 July 1847.
Aged 25yrs; single woman; housemaid, can wash; Protestant; can read & write; 4’8”; fresh complexion; brown hair; Hazel eyes.
Native place of birth: Bath, England.
Brothers: William and George.
6mths Probation Period - stationed at the Anson Hulk.
10 July 1849: Application for permission to marry - to Thomas KILSBY (trans per Mt. Stewart Elphinstone). Approved, but does not appear to have proceeded.
29 July 1849: Delivered of a still born child.
Cascades Female Factory, Hobart.
12 Aug 1850: Representing herself to be free. 4mths hard labour. Female Factory, Hobart.
28 April 1851: Being in a Public House. 3mths hard labour. Female Factory, Hobart.
25 Nov 1851: Ticket of Leave granted.
10 May 1854: Conditional Pardon approved.
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 19th May, 2017 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 167 (85). Tasmanian Archives - convict records (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number