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Elizabeth (Betty) Field (c. 1771–1837)

Elizabeth Mitchell née Dixon (c.1771-1837 ), a married woman, was found guilty on 6 March 1790 at Salisbury, Wiltshire, of stealing items including five cheeses from a house. Sentenced to 7 years transportation she arrived at Sydney aboard the Mary Ann in July 1791.

Mitchell married Edward Field on 20 February 1805 at St John's Church Parramatta; they had eight children.

Elizabeth Field died on 24 June 1837 at Castlereagh, New South Wales.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Dixon, Elizabeth
  • Mitchell, Elizabeth
  • Mitchill, Elizabeth

c. 1771
Wiltshire, England


24 June, 1837 (aged ~ 66)
Castlereagh, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


Cultural Heritage

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Passenger Ship
Key Events
Convict Record

Crime: theft (house)
Sentence: 7 years
Court: Wiltshire
Trial Date: 6 March 1790


Married: Yes


Children: Yes (8)