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Arndell, Elizabeth (1765–1843)

Elizabeth Arndell nee Dalton/Burleigh was found guilty at the Old Bailey of stealing fourteen linen handkerchiefs from a draper, with a value of 14s, in September 1785. She was sentenced to seven years' transportation and arrived in New South Wales aboard the Lady Penrhyn as part of the First Fleet in 1788. She had a child by John Clement, a seaman, before being assigned to her future husband Thomas Arndell. They married in 1807 after having six children.

Elizabeth died in the home of her son, Thomas, and was buried in the family vault at St Matthew's Cemetery, Windsor.

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'Arndell, Elizabeth (1765–1843)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/arndell-elizabeth-14038/text32870, accessed 15 September 2019.

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Alternative Names
  • Burleigh, Elizabeth
  • Burley, Elizabeth
  • Dalton, Elizabeth
Birth

10 January 1765
London, Middlesex, England

Death

30 January 1843
Cattai, New South Wales, Australia

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