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Elizabeth Cullen (c. 1754–1836)

Elizabeth Bartlett/Bartley was sentenced to 7 years transportation in February 1795 at Dublin, Ireland. She arrived at Sydney in February 1796 aboard the Marquis Cornwallis. She was sent to Norfolk Island on the Supply in April and within a year was living with James Bryan Cullen. They left for Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania), with their three children, on the Porpoise in December 1807, settling at New Norfolk.

Elizabeth Bartlett and Cullen were married in Hobart on 25 September 1809. Elizabeth was buried at New Norfolk on 15 March 1836.

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Alternative Names
  • Bartlett, Elizabeth
  • Bartley, Elizabeth
  • Berkeley, Elizabeth
  • Benterley, Elizabeth

c. 1754


14 March, 1836 (aged ~ 82)
New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia

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Crime: unknown
Sentence: 7 years