Elizabeth Mayes (1814–)

Convict woman sentenced to seven years transportation per Henry Wellesley (1) (1836) for “man robbery” at the Cumberland Quarter Sessions. Later incarcerated at the Parramatta Female Factory. Mother of MARY ANN MAYES.


Names

  • Alternate: ELIZABETH MAZE (c.f. daughter’s baptism record)

Timeline

  • Born: 1814, Whitehaven, Cumberland, England
  • Tried and convicted: 30 June 1835, Stafford Quarter Session, England
  • Sentenced to seven years transportation
  • Sailed to the Colony of New South Wales per Henry Wellesley (1) (1836): 7 October 1835, Portsmouth, England
  • Arrived in the Colony of New South Wales per Henry Wellesley (1) (1836): 7 February 1836
  • Daughter MARY ANNE MAYES born: 14 August 1840, lying-in hospital, Parramatta Female Factory
  • Daughter MARY ANNE MAYES baptised: 13 September 1840, St. John’s Church, Parramatta
  • Received Certificate of Freedom: 20 August 1842

Occupation

  • Servant in a public house

Description

  • Height: Four-feet eleven-and-three-quarter inches
  • Complexion: Sallow and much pockpitted
  • Hair: Dark Brown
  • Eyes: Hazel
  • General Remarks: Cross scar over left eyebrow, arms freckled, scar inside left wrist, fingernails short. Was able to read but could not write.

Sources

  • New South Wales Government, Butts of Certificates of Freedom. NRS 1165, 1166, 1167, 12208, 12210, reels 601, 602, 604, 982-1027. State Records Authority of New South Wales, Kingswood, New South Wales.
  • New South Wales Government. Indents First Fleet, Second Fleet and Ships. NRS 1150, microfiche 620–624. State Records Authority of New South Wales, Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia.
  • Parish Baptism Registers, Textual Records, St. John’s Anglican Church Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia.

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