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Elizabeth (Bet) Curtis (c. 1762–?)

Elizabeth Sully/Sulley was found guilty on 7 May 1788 at the Old Bailey, London, of receiving a stolen watch. She arrived in Sydney aboard the Lady Juliana as part of the Second Fleet. She married Curtis Brand on 20 November 1791 at Parramatta; there are no recorded children of the marriage.

Curtis Brand died in 1800 leaving his farm to a blind child named Joseph Love, and a house and garden at the Rocks and a flock of sheep to two male friends. He left his wife a shilling which suggests their marriage may have broken down. Elizabeth Brand has not been located in later records.

* information from Michael Flynn, The Second Fleet: Britain’s Grim Convict Armada of 1790 (1993), pp 557-58

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'Curtis, Elizabeth (Bet) (c. 1762–?)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 24 May 2024.

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Alternative Names
  • Sully, Elizabeth
  • Sulley, Elizabeth

c. 1762

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Convict Record

Crime: receiving stolen goods
Sentence: 14 years