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Elizabeth Bingham (?–?)

Elizabeth Bingham alias Mooring, a washerwoman, was sentenced to 7 years transportation, for stealing clothing, on 16 April 1787 at the Westminster sessions of peace. She was sent to Newgate Gaol before arriving in Sydney in January 1788 aboard the Prince of Wales, appearing on Major Ross's muster as Elizabeth Biggins.

Bingham was sent to Norfolk Island in March 1790 on the Sirius. In June 1794 she was earning her living washing and sewing. On 20 February 1796 she was recorded as returning to Port Jackson on the Reliance. No further records have been found for her.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 34

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'Bingham, Elizabeth (?–?)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 13 July 2024.

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Alternative Names
  • Mooring, Elizabeth
  • Biggins, Elizabeth
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Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years