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Elizabeth Wright

Elizabeth Wright, one of 110 convicts transported on the Northampton, December 1814

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Elizabeth Wright
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

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 14 years

Crime: Coining
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Northampton
Departure date: December, 1814
Arrival date: 18th June, 1815
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 109 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 192
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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Maureen Withey on 24th December, 2019 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 24 December 2019), April 1814, trial of JOHN PEARSON ELIZABETH WRIGHT (t18140420-29).
JOHN PEARSON, ELIZABETH WRIGHT, Royal Offences > coining offences, 20th April 1814.

314. JOHN PEARSON and ELIZABETH WRIGHT were indicted for that they, on the 4th of March , feloniously had in their custody and possession, divers forged bank notes, with intention to defraud the Governor and Company of the Bank of England .

To this indictment the prisoners pleaded


PEARSON, aged 24.

WRIGHT, aged 20.

Transported for Fourteen Years .

Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.

It was believed that Elizabeth Wright, together with another woman who was on the Northampton, had managed to escape on board the Atlas ship.

21 Sept 1816, Sydney Gazette.
Absconded Prisoners.
— Elizabeth Wright, per Northampton, 19 years of age, tried at the Old Bailey, 1815, for 14 years; supposed to be on board the Atlas.
— Sarah Corbett, supposed to be on board the Atlas, 22 years of age, tried at Worcester, 1812, for life ; and has abandoned her infant Child, arrived per Northampton.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 24th December, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: f, crime

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