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Fisher, Elizabeth (1780–1842)

Elizabeth Gregory sailed with her convict mother, Sarah, aboard the Lady Juliana, which landed in Sydney in June 1790 as part of the Second Fleet. The pair, with Elizabeth's father, Thomas Gregory, were sent to Norfolk island in August 1790 aboard the Surprize. In July 1791 she was sexually assaulted by First Fleet marine Henry Wright.

From at least 1798 Elizabeth lived with Edward Fisher; they were married on 26 July 1802. In December 1807 the family moved to Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) aboard the Porpoise, leaving behind a 33 acre farm. They were granted land at Sandy Bay, Hobart, where they are commemorated by Fisher's Ave. By 1819 they had 85 acres. Elizabeth died at Sandy Bay on 11 July 1842.

* information from Michael Flynn, The Second Fleet: Britain's Grim Convict Armada of 1790 (1993), p302

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'Fisher, Elizabeth (1780–1842)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/fisher-elizabeth-29939/text37076, accessed 23 January 2021.

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  • Gregory, Elizabeth
Birth

1780
Hertford, Hertfordshire, England

Death

11 July 1842
Sandy Bay, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Cause of Death

lung disease

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