Elizabeth Weldon (1822–)

Irish convict woman tried and convicted of “man robbery” at Warwick Quarter Sessions on 1 January 1839 and sentenced to ten years transportation per Surrey I (10) (1840). Later incarcerated at the Parramatta Female Factory. Mother of GEORGE WELDON.


Names

  • Alternate: ELIZABETH WELLIN (c.f. son’s baptism record)
  • Alternate: ELIZABETH WELDAN

Timeline

  • Born: 1822, Chester, England
  • Tried and convicted of “man robbery”: 1 January 1839, Warwick Quarter Sessions
  • Sentenced to ten years transportation
  • Sailed to the Colony of New South Wales per Surrey I (10) (1840): 28 March 1840, Downs
  • Arrived in the Colony of New South Wales per Surrey I (10) (1840): 13 July 1840, Port Jackson
  • Son GEORGE WELDON born: 3 August 1841, lying-in hospital, Parramatta Female Factory
  • Son GEORGE WELDON baptised: 8 August 1841, St. John’s Church, Parramatta
  • Received Ticket of Leave: 14 August 1847
  • Ticket of Leave cancelled and sentenced to six months in the third class of the Parramatta Female Factory due to absence of district and assaulting constables in the execution of their duty: 20 November 1848
  • Received Certificate of Freedom: 30 September 1849, Parramatta

Occupation

  • Kitchen maid

Religion

  • Protestant

Description

  • Could neither read nor write
  • Prior convictions totalling four months
  • Height: 5 feet 4 and a quarter inches
  • Complexion: Ruddy
  • Hair: Dark Brown
  • Eyes: Brown
  • General Remarks: White speck on the right eye. Nose cocked. Marks of scrofula under the left jaw. G 8 J F M and anchor inside the lower part of right arm. C W R M on the upper part of left arm.

Sources

  • Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 180
  • Colonial Office and Predecessors: Alphabetical list of convicts with particulars 1788-1825; 1840-1842, The National Archives Microfilm Publication CO 207/9, (The National Archives of the UK (TNA), Kew, Surrey, England).
  • 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, Tickets of Leave, 1810–1875, Series: NRS 12202; Item: [4/4213], (State Records Authority of New South Wales, Kingswood, New South Wales).
  • Parish Baptism Registers, Textual Records, St. John’s Anglican Church Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia.

Lists

# Convict

# Cestrian

# Trial Place: Warwick Quarter Sessions

# Punishment: Ten Years Transportation

# Ship: Surrey I (10) (1840)

# Parramatta Female Factory