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Elizabeth Young

Elizabeth Young, one of 106 convicts transported on the Active, Albermarle, Atlantic, Barrington, Britannia, Mary Ann, Matilda, Salamander and William and Mary, January 1791

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Elizabeth Young
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Servant
Date of Death: 11th September, 1796
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: Stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Active, Albermarle, Atlantic, Barrington, Britannia, Mary Ann, Matilda, Salamander and William and Ann
Departure date: January, 1791
Arrival date: 9th July, 1791
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 997 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 117 (60)
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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Denis Pember on 8th October, 2016 wrote:

http://www.oldbaileyonline.org Record t17900424-17
ELIZABETH YOUNG was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of February , one gold ring set with diamonds, value 5 l. 5 s. one pair of gold ear-rings, value 1 s. one fruit knife with a silver blade, value 1 s. a linen handkerchief, value 1 s. a steel watch hook, value 1 d. a steel bodkin, value 1 d. a metal bracelet buckle, value 1 d. two pieces of printed cotton, value 6 d. a towel, value 2 d. a cloth, value 1 d. six yards of cotton binding, value 6 d. one tortoise-shell smelling bottle case, value 6 d. the property of Mary Ann Dalziel.
I live at No. 84, Queen-Ann-street, East. The prisoner was my servant last month, and for about four months; she left me the 26th of February, when she was taken up: I lost the things in the indictment, on the 17th or 18th of January; I lost my ring; it was a gold ring set round with diamonds, for the fore finger; I did not know I had lost all the articles; I missed the silver bladed knife, but nothing else till her box was searched; and there we found the other things mentioned in the indictment: the first time I searched her box, it was the 7th of February; the boxes were in her own room; she was very ill with the small pox at that time, and was in my house; I had been induced to suspect her before.
I belong to Litchfield-street Office. I took the prisoner into custody, and found these things in her box; she delivered the key out of her pocket; the box was in the room, locked; she allowed it to be her box: this fruit knife, and this steel hook, and bodkin, I found in her pocket.
Prosecutrix. I know this knife; I have had it three years; and the bodkin and steel hook are very remarkable; I swear to them, and to every thing that came out of her box.
I saw the box opened, and those things found in it.
I know nothing of the property; my boxes were taken out of my room when I was blind of the small pox; and I never saw them till I was sent for down into the parlour, to be taken into custody.
I have lived with the prisoner two months in the house; I never saw any thing but honesty by her.
Transported for seven years .
Tried by the first Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice HEATH.

Denis Pember on 8th October, 2016 wrote:

In the colony, Elizabeth married Robert Williams (First Fleet Convict, 1788, “Scarborough).
They married September 11th 1791.  The couple had two children; Elizabeth born 1792, died 1794 and Robert born January 18th 1795.
Then tragedy struck:
“On 19 Sep 1796, Elizabeth, the wife of Robert Williams was murdered at The Ponds. She was found lying on the floor bludgeoned to death with her baby at her side, unharmed.”
There had been a robbery and Elizabeth had been killed, young Robert aged about 20 months survived.  There was a trial but the accused were found not guilty of the crime.

Denis Pember on 8th October, 2016 wrote:

A Suitable Footnote is that young Robert really did survive.  On August 24th 1818 he married Charlotte Eather.  Charlotte was the daughter of Thomas Eather (Second Fleet Convict, 1790, “Neptune”) and Elizabeth Lee (Third Fleet Convict, 1791, “Mary Ann”).
Robert and Charlotte had 11 children between 1817 and 1838.

Denis Pember on 8th October, 2016 wrote:

The accused in the murder of Elizabeth were Elizabeth Roster (Second Fleet Convict, 1790, “Lady Juliana”) and William Orman (Second Fleet Convict, 1790, “Surprize”)
After a very lengthy trial at the Sydney court of Criminal Jurisdiction, in November 1796 they were acquitted.
Elizabeth was subsequently again tried in 1816.  This time for the murder of her defacto husband John Anderson. She and her co-accused James Stack (Convict, 1801, “Earl Cornwallis”) were found guilty and executed.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 8th October, 2016 made the following changes:

date of death: 11th September, 1796 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime

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