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Elizabeth ROBINSON (nee HARRIS)

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Hello,

Title: Elizabeth Harris, one of 131 convicts transported on the Indispensible [Indispensable], October 1795.
Details: Sentence details: Convicted at Wilts. Quarter Sessions for a term of 7 years on 14 January 1794.
Vessel: Indispensible [Indispensable].
Date of Departure: October 1795.
Place of Arrival: New South Wales.
Source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 208


Elizabeth HARRIS married Charles ROBINSON although reg for children have his name as William.

Burial V1836930 20/1836 ROBINSON ELIZABETH AGE 60

Burials in the Parish of All Saints in the County of Camden in the year 1836
No 60 Elizabeth Robinson Abode: Bong Bong When Buried: June 26th 1836 Age: 60 years Ship's Name: Canada 1810 Quality or Profession: Free by Servde. By whom the Ceremony was performed: Jno Vincent

Maria ROBINSON was baptised in 1799 so that's not the right burial for Elizabeth HARRIS the convict. Sutton Forest/Bong Bong is the right area because daughter Maria married Thomas WILMOTT.

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Need to find the Elizabeth on the 'Canada' in 1810 to rule her out.

A total of one hundred and twenty one female prisoners and two male prisoners arrived on the Canada, one woman having died on the voyage. One of the male prisoners was one who had previously escaped from the colony.
Don't know yet if that's a maiden or married name.
 
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Does not add up. The tree has her death in 1836 in Sutton Forest.

Convict information came from the Australian Biographical Record Series 1 1788-1841 Published Sydney 1992. On page 353 under the heading Robinson Charles it states "Elizabeth Harris is very shadowy figure and is probably the convict of that name who arrived on the Indespensable in May 1796. She had been baptised in Downton Wiltshire England on the 27th August 1769.and had been sentenced to seven years transportation on the vessell Indespesnable for theft in Wiltshire on 14th Jan 1794.

There are about 20 trees copied. ???
 
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Two marriages:

V181232 7/1812 ROBINSON JOHN - MULBERRY ELIZABETH CA
V18321248 16/1832 ROBINSON ROBERT - RONNON ELIZABETH CC

Neither seems to be a convict.
 
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Elizabeth Robinson, one of 120 convicts transported on the Canada, March 1810

Name: Elizabeth Robinson
Aliases: none
Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -
Crime: -
Convicted at: Lancaster Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Canada
Departure date: March, 1810
Arrival date*: 28th October, 1810
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 121 other convicts


Need a rough dob for this one.

CSPapers say see ROBERTSON:

ROBERTSON, Elizabeth. Per "Canada", 1810
1821 Aug Re permission to marry at Liverpool (Reel 6008; 4/3504 p.225)

Robert Bryers - Fortune 2 Age - 52; Sentence - Life; Condition - Ticket of Leave. Elizabeth Robinson - Canada 2 Age - 56; Sentence - 7 yrs; Condition - Free. 6 Feb 1829 Revd T. Hassall Narrellan NRS 12212 [4/4508; Fiche 780]

V18294525 3B/1829 BRIARS ROBERT - ROBINSON ELIZABETH CR
V1829865 13/1829 BRIARS ROBERT - ROBINSON ELIZABETH CR

CofE Cobbitty, Narellan - not far from Sutton Forest.

Burial:
V18309237 2C/1830 BRIERS ROBERT AGE 55
V1830372 14/1830 BRIERS ROBERT AGE 55


Canada 1801
Canada 2 1810
Canada 3 1815
Canada 4 1817
Canada 5 1819
 
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Well if your Elizabeth had a kid baptised here in 1799 then i'd forget the Elizabeth that arrived in 1810 on the Canada.
And also the other piece you posted says " and is probably the convict" So they arent even sure its the right Elizabeth on the Canada.

Or am all confused? :confused:
 

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Well, you are not the only one confused. :2fun:

All the trees that I can find have the Elizabeth who married Charles ROBINSON - first child born in Sydney 1797 - with a death in Bong Bong in 1836.

There is only one burial there for an Elizabeth ROBINSON and am I the only one who has bothered to check what it says? YES :rolleyes:

It says she arrived on the 'Canada' in 1810.

Is it possible Elizabeth returned to England, was convicted again and came a second time as a convict in 1810? No.

Still one curious thing, the one per 'Canada' did marry so why buried under her maiden name? Or is there something else I've missed.

BTW. The same trees have a death for Charles in 1823 - he was born abt 1759 but there is no burial record 1823 +/_ many years for a Charles ROBINSON/ROBERTSON/ROBERTS that might fit.
 

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