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Baker, Elizabeth (c. 1763–1824)

Elizabeth Stevenson/Stephenson was sentenced on 12 December 1793 at the Old Bailey, London, to 7 years transportation for a felony. She arrived in Sydney in February 1794 aboard the Surprize. William Baker was also aboard that ship. The couple married on 26 August 1795; Elizabeth gave her surname as 'Lavender'. As Elizabeth Stevenson she received a conditional pardon in 1796 and had received an absolute pardon by 1806.

The couple had moved to Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) by 1814. Elizabeth died (as Elizabeth Baker) on 22 April 1824 at Hobart.

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Alternative Names
  • Lavender, Elizabeth
  • Stevenson, Elizabeth
  • Stephenson, Eklizabeth
  • Stephens, Elizabeth

c. 1763


26 April 1824
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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