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Elizabeth Elliot (c. 1768–1794)

Elizabeth Cook (c.1768-1794?) and Martha Proud were found guilty on 7 August 1787 at the Warwick Assizes of stealing handkerchiefs from a shop. Sentenced to 7 years transportation, Cook arrived at Sydney aboard the Lady Juliana in June 1790 as part of the Second Fleet.

Cook married William Hatfield on 12 July 1790 at St Philip's Church, Sydney; she signed with an 'x', he signed the register. The couple had no children. William Hatfield died from dysentry in February 1793. Elizabeth married Edward Eliot at Parramatta on 7 April 1793.

She was probably the Elizabeth Eliot buried at Parramatta on 5 June 1794, aged about 25.

* information from Michael Flynn, The Second Fleet: Britain’s Grim Convict Armada of 1790 (1993), p 220

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Hatfield, Elizabeth
  • Cook, Elizabeth

c. 1768


4 June, 1794 (aged ~ 26)
Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


Passenger Ship
Key Events
Convict Record

Crime: theft (shop)
Sentence: 7 years