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Hall, Elizabeth (c. 1767–1835)

Elizabeth Hall (c.1767-1835), the wife of William Hall, mariner, was found guilty on 18 January 1786 at the Newcastle upon Tyne Quarter Sessions of two counts of petty larceny. She was described as 'aged 18, about 4ft 8, healthy and strong'. Sentenced to 7 years transportation, she arrived at Sydney aboard the Lady Penrhyn in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet.

Hall was sent to Norfolk Island on the Sirius in March 1790. She lived with John Burn until he left the island in November 1795. Hall was listed as 'off stores' in 1805. Some time before 1811 she moved to Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania), where, in that year, her residence was recorded as Hobart. By 1822 she was living in the Lunatic Asylum at Parramatta. By 1825 she had moved to the Liverpool Asylum. She died there on 13 May 1835 and was buried at St Luke's Liverpool; her age was given as 83.

information from

  • Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 155
  • HMS Sirius 1796-1790 https://hmssirius.com.au/elizabeth-hall-convict-lady-penrhyn-1788/ — accessed 7 September 2020

Citation details

'Hall, Elizabeth (c. 1767–1835)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/hall-elizabeth-30930/text38297, accessed 3 December 2020.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

c. 1767
England

Death

13 May 1835
Liverpool, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

unknown

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Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years