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Hollogin, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Hollogin/Holligin was found guilty on 18 April 1787 at the Old Bailey, London, of stealing six pairs of worsted stockings from a shop. Sentenced to 7 years transportation she arrived in Sydney in January 1788 aboard the Prince of Wales as part of the First Fleet.

Hollogin's daughter Ann with William Saltmarsh was baptised on 20 December 1789 at Port Jackson. Mother and daughter were sent to Norfolk Island on the Sirius in March 1790. Saltmarsh was sent to the island on the Surprize in August but the couple do not appear to have re-established their relationship. On 14 July 1791 Hollogin was sentenced to receive 25 lashes for leaving Phillipsburg without permission. She left Norfolk Island with her daughter on the Chesterfield in April 1793 for Port Jackson. No further records have been found for her. It is possible that she continued on with the ship to India.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 177

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