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Isabella Carver (c. 1768–?)

Isabella Smith (c.1765- ) was found guilty at the 1788 Maidstone (Kent) Lent Assizes for an untraced crime (no record of her has been found under that name at Kent. She may have been tried at a different court and have been incorrectly recorded). Sentenced to 7 years transportation she arrived at Sydney in June 1790 aboard the Lady Juliana as part of the Second Fleet.

Smith married John Carver on 15 September 1793 at St Johns Church of England, Parramatta. She was recorded as a witness at the marriage of John Coulthread and Elizabeth Catherine Mooney on 15 September 1793. No further records have been found for her. She may have died, with no record of her burial surviving, or she may have left the colony.

* information from Michael Flynn, The Second Fleet: Britain’s Grim Convict Armada of 1790 (1993), p 536

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Smith, Isabella

c. 1768

Passenger Ship
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Convict Record

Crime: unknown
Sentence: 7 years