Elizabeth Buckley (1796–)

ELIZABETH BUCKLEY was an Irish convict women who was tried and convicted for stealing clothes in 1829 in County Cork, Ireland. She had two prior convictions and was sentenced to seven years transportation per Asia I (5) (1830).

In the colony, ELIZABETH had at least two children, MARGARET BUCKLEY and MARY BUCKLEY. Both children died at the Parramatta Female Factory in 1832.


Timeline

  • Born: 1796–1800, Midleton (Mainistir na Corann), County Cork, Ireland (conflicting birth years recorded across sources)
  • Tried and convicted for stealing clothes: 12 March 1829, County Cork, Ireland
  • Sentenced to seven years transportation: 1829, County Cork, Ireland
  • Sailed to the colony of New South Wales per Asia I (5): 10 September 1829, County Cork, Ireland
  • Arrived in the colony of New South Wales per Asia I (5): 13 January 1830, Port Jackson, New South Wales
  • Committed to Sydney Gaol for being “Insolent and Refusing to work”: 4 October 1831, Sydney Gaol
  • Transferred to third class for six weeks: Parramatta Female Factory
  • Daughter MARY BUCKLEY died, aged three years: c. 22 March 1832, Parramatta Female Factory
  • Daughter MARY BUCKLEY buried: 22 March 1832, St. John’s Parish, Parramatta
  • Daughter MARGARET BUCKLEY died, aged four years: c. 12 August 1832, Parramatta Female Factory
  • Daughter MARGARET BUCKLEY buried: 12 August 1832, St. John’s Parish, Parramatta

Relationships


Description

  • Height: 5 feet and 2 ½ inches
  • Complexion: Fair/Ruddy, freckled, pockpitted (was also described as “sallow” in one indent)
  • Hair: Brown/Black
  • Eyes: Grey/Hazel
  • Education: none
  • Marital status on arrival: Single

Religion

  • Catholic

Occupation

  • Dairy Maid
  • Maid of all work

Sources

  • Home Office, Settlers and Convicts, New South Wales and Tasmania, HO 10, Piece: 29, (The National Archives of the UK (TNA), Kew, Surrey, England).
  • New South Wales Government, Bound manuscript indents, 1788–1842, Series: NRS 12188, Item: [4/4015], Microfiche: 674 (State Records Authority of New South Wales, Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia).
  • New South Wales Government, Entrance books [Sydney Gaol], Series: 2514, Reel: 851, (State Records Authority of New South Wales, Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia).
  • New South Wales Government, Description books [Sydney Gaol], Series 2517, Reel: 855, (State Records Authority of New South Wales, Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia).
  • New south Wales Government, Indents to Convict vessels from Ireland, 1822–1840, Series 1156, Item X30, (State Records Authority of New South Wales, Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia).
  • Parish Burial Registers, Textual Records, St. John’s Anglican Church Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia.

Lists

# Convict

# Irish

# Punishment: Seven Years Transportation

# Ship: Asia I (5) (1830)

# Parramatta Female Factory