Elizabeth Gibbs (1791–1839)

ELIZABETH GIBBS was a convict woman tried and convicted at the Old Bailey and transported per Northampton (1815). There were two women by that name tried at the Old Bailey and transported on that ship, but it seems the one with the life sentence for housebreaking was the person who died at the Parramatta Female Factory in 1839, as she had previously appeared on the 1828 census in the Parramatta Female Factory.


Timeline

  • Born: c. 1791, Hertford, England
  • Tried and convicted of housebreaking: 20 April 1814, Old Bailey, London, England
  • Sentenced to transportation for life: 1814, Old Bailey, London, England
  • Sailed to the colony of New South Wales per Northampton: 1 January 1815, Portsmouth, England
  • Arrived in the colony of New South Wales per Northampton: 18 June 1815, Port Jackson, New South Wales
  • Died: 3 October 1839, Parramatta Female Factory
  • Buried: 5 October 1839, St. John’s Parish, Parramatta

Burial Location

  • Unmarked grave, exact location in the parish of St. John’s, Parramatta unknown.

Multimedia

The small building to the left of the big blue doors was the “dead house” at the Parramatta Female Factory. Photo: Michaela Ann Cameron (2014)
The small building to the left of the big blue doors was the “dead house” at the Parramatta Female Factory. Photo: Michaela Ann Cameron (2014)

Sources

  • Home Office, Settlers and Convicts, New South Wales and Tasmania, HO10, Pieces 21-28, (The National Archives of the UK (TNA), Kew, Surrey, England).
  • Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 11 October 2018), April 1814, trial of ELIZABETH GIBBS (t18140420-53).
  • Parish Burial Registers, Textual Records, St. John’s Anglican Church Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia.
  • The Digital Panopticon (https://www.digitalpanopticon.org/, version 1.1), Elizabeth Gibbs Life Archive, (ID: obpt18140420-53-defend508), accessed 11 October 2018.

Lists

# Convict

# Trial Place: Old Bailey

# Punishment: Transportation for Life

# Ship: Northampton (1815)

# Parramatta Female Factory

# Burial Year: 1839

# Grave: unmarked