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Elizabeth Craft (c. 1767–c. 1830)

Elizabeth Davies, her sister Rachael, brother Evan Davies, aged 28, and their mother Gwenllyan Owen (who was said to be over 80 years old) were found guilty of burglary and grand larceny on 20 August 1791, at Carmarthen, Wales. Elizabeth, Rachael and Evan's death sentences were commuted to life transportation (their mother was sentenced to 7 years solitary confinement). Elizabeth and Rachael arrived in Sydney on 18 November 1792 aboard the Kitty. Elizabeth was living with Samuel Craft by the next year.

Elizabeth's year of death is not known. It is thought that she was still alive in 1828.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Davies, Elizabeth
  • Davis, Ann
  • Davies, Rachel
  • Davis, Rachael

c. 1767


c. 1830 (aged ~ 63)
Windsor, New South Wales, Australia

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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: life
Court: Carmarthen (Wales)
Trial Date: 20 August 1791


Children: Yes (4)