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Mason, Elizabeth (Betty) (1759–1809)

Elizabeth Mason was sentenced to seven years transportation for stealing clothing and other goods. She arrived in Sydney in January 1791 aboard the Mary Ann as part of the Third Fleet. She was James Squire's live-in convict servant. Perhaps because he already had a wife in England he did not marry her. They had seven children together.

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'Mason, Elizabeth (Betty) (1759–1809)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/mason-elizabeth-betty-19614/text33602, accessed 27 November 2020.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

20 February 1759
Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England

Death

10 June 1809
Ryde, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Occupation
Key Events
Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years