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Rachael Davies (c. 1767–1793)

Rachael Davies, her sister Elizabeth, 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. Rachael, Elizabeth and Evan's death sentences were commuted to life transportation (their mother was sentenced to 7 years solitary confinement). Rachael and Elizabeth arrived in Sydney on 18 November 1792 aboard the Kitty.

Rachael Davies was buried (as Rachell Davies) on 24 January 1793 at Parramatta, NSW. Her burial was registered at St John's Church, Parramatta.

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Life Summary [details]

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

c. 1767


23 January, 1793 (aged ~ 26)
Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


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Convict Record

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