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Eleanor (Ellen) Buckridge (1765–1843)

Eleanor (Ellen) Gott (1765-1843) was found guilty at the August 1789 Liverpool (Lancashire) Quarter Sessions of stealing various articles. Sentenced to three years transportation she arrived in Sydney in June 1790 aboard the Neptune as part of the Second Fleet. She had previously been sentenced to three months gaol in the Preston House of Correction for the theft of a gown and cloak. She was able to sign her name and had been baptised on 26 October 1765, at St Peter's Liverpool, the daughter of Peter Gott, a shoemaker.

Gott married Joseph Wright on 13 December 1790 at St Phillip's Church of England, Sydney; the couple had seven children. Their 15 acre farm passed passed to Ellen following Joseph's death in 1811. She married Daniel Buckridge on 31 March 1812 at St Matthew's Church of England Windsor; he died on 18 June 1834.

Ellen Buckridge died on 28 April 1843, leaving her farm, a boat, horse, cart and harness to her children.

Michael Flynn, The Second Fleet: Britain Grim Convict Armada of 1790 (1993), p 299

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Wright, Eleanor
  • Gott, Eleanor
  • Wright, Elinor
  • Buckeridge, Eleanor

Liverpool, Lancashire, England


28 April, 1843 (aged ~ 78)
Pitt Town, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 3 years
Court: Lancashire
Trial Date: August 1789


Children: Yes (7)