Elizabeth Messer (1790–1833)

ELIZABETH MESSER was an Irish convict tried and convicted at the Old Bailey, London on 13 January 1825 for stealing clothing and sentenced to transportation for life per Midas I (1825). ELIZABETH died at the Parramatta Female Factory and was buried in an unmarked grave in the parish of St. John’s, Parramatta on 17 June 1833.


Names

  • Alternate: ELIZABETH MESSEY
  • Alternate: ELIZABETH MASSEY

Timeline

  • Born: 1790, Londonderry, County Derry, Ireland
  • Tried and convicted of violent theft: 13 January 1825, Old Bailey, London, England
  • Sentenced to transportation for life: 1825, Old Bailey, London, England
  • Sailed to the colony of New South Wales per Midas I: 24 July 1825, London, England
  • Arrived in the colony of New South Wales per Midas I: 17 December 1825, Port Jackson, New South Wales
  • Died: c. 17 June 1833, Parramatta Female Factory
  • Buried: 17 June 1833, St. John’s Parish, Parramatta

Burial Location

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

Relationships

  • Wife of ANTHONY MESSER

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


Lists

# Convict

# Trial place: Old Bailey

# Punishment: Transportation for Life

# Ship: Midas I (1825)

# Parramatta Female Factory

# Death Place: Parramatta Female Factory

# Burial Year: 1833

# Grave: unmarked