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Jane Elizabeth Dalton (c. 1820–1892)

Jane Elizabeth Dalton nee Greer (c.1820-1892)

Born: c.1820, Scotland. Married: Matthew Dalton on 24 December 1840 at St Thomas Church of England, Mulgoa, New South Wales. They had at least 11 children. Died: 17 August 1892 at Burwood, Sydney, NSW. Religion: Catholic.

  • Was found guilty of stealing a sheet in June 1837 at Armagh, Armagh, Ireland. Sentenced to 7 years transportation she arrived at Sydney aboard the Sir Charles Forbes in December 1837.
  • According to the ship's indent Greer was single, 17 years old, worked as a children's maid, had had no education, and was a Catholic. She was described as being 5 feet 2¼ inches tall, with a fair ruddy and freckled complexion, flaxen hair and bluish eyes. Her cousin Samuel Moffitt (Moffatt), had been transported for life on the Royal Admiral in 1835.
  • Cause of death: senile debility.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Greer, Jane Elizabeth

c. 1820


17 August, 1892 (aged ~ 72)
Burwood, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

general debility

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Passenger Ship
Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years
Court: Armagh (Ireland)
Trial Date: June 1837


Occupation: domestic servant


Children: Yes (11)