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Elizabeth Eather (1771–1860)

Elizabeth Lee was sentenced to seven years transportation for stealing a cloak from a dwelling house. She arrived in Sydney in 1791 aboard the Mary Ann as part of the Third Fleet. In that same year she began living with Thomas Eather.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Heather, Elizabeth
  • Lee, Elizabeth

7 September, 1771
Lancashire, England


11 June, 1860 (aged 88)
Richmond, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

general debility

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Key Events
Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years