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Elizabeth Elliott (c. 1769–c. 1799)

Elizabeth Siene (c.1769-1799), a grape seller, was found guilty at the February 1788 Bristol Quarter Sessions of the theft of a silver cream jug and 11 silver spoons. Sentenced to 7 years transportation she arrived at Sydney aboard the Lady Juliana as part of the Second Fleet.

Siene was sent to Norfolk Island on the Surprize in August 1790. She was living with Joseph Elliott by July 1791; they were married in a mass wedding ceremony on the island in November 1791.

Elizabeth Elliott was still on the island in 1796 but disappears from records in the period 1797-1801 for which few records survive. In 1805 Joseph Trimby (as her husband was by then known) was shown in records as having two sons but no wife.

* information from Michael Flynn, The Second Fleet: Britain’s Grim Convict Armada of 1790 (1993), pp 529-30

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Alternative Names
  • Siene, Elizabeth
  • Saney, Elizabeth
  • Seiney, Elizabeth
  • Trimby, Elizabeth

c. 1769


c. 1799 (aged ~ 30)
Norfolk Island, Australia

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Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years