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Blundell, Elizabeth (1762–1831)

Elizabeth Anderson was sentenced to seven years transportation for the theft of a half guinea and 8 shillings in cash. She arrived in Sydney in 1790 aboard the Lady Juliana as part of the Second Fleet. She married John Blundell on 30 July 1790; two days later they (with other convicts) were sent to Norfolk Island. The marriage broke down and Elizabeth went to live with John Carroll, a soldier, who had arrived on the island in 1793. She left with him for Sydney in November 1794 and was still with him when he returned to the island in October 1796 and in 1801 when they were back in Sydney. By 1811 she had left Carroll and had moved to Hobart. It is likely that had returned to her husband. 

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'Blundell, Elizabeth (1762–1831)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/blundell-elizabeth-27453/text34873, accessed 7 December 2019.

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Alternative Names
  • Anderson, Elizabeth
  • Henderson, Elizabeth
Birth

1762
England

Death

4 January 1831
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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