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Marshall, Elizabeth (c. 1767–?)

Elizabeth Cole (1767- ), a milliner, and Mary Johnson were found guilty on 9 May 1786 at the Old Bailey, London, of the theft of some stockings from a shop. Sentenced to 7 years transportation Cole embarked for New South Wales on the Lady Penrhyn in January 1787, arriving in the colony in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet.

Cole married Joseph Marshall on 13 February 1788. Suffering from his ill treatment she had requested by mid June to live apart from him. It was perhaps for her safety that she was sent to Norfolk Island on the Golden Grove in October 1788. Elizabeth returned to Port Jackson on the Kitty in March 1793. She left the colony on the Britannia for India in November of that year.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 76

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c. 1767
London, Middlesex, England

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