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Eleanor Fry (c. 1744–1815)

Eleanor Sandwich (c.1744-1815) was found guilty on 29 July 1785 at the Carlisle Assizes, Cumberland, of receiving stolen property. Her son and three other men were tried for the burglary and her daughter was also implicated in the theft. Sentenced to 14 years transportation, Sandwich arrived at Sydney aboard the Neptune in June 1790 as part of the Second Fleet.

Sandwich (as Elenor Sandwich) married George Fry on 7 November 1790 at St Philip's Church, Sydney; both signed the register. They were recorded as having a son in 1806.

Eleanor Fry died on 11 October 1815 at Sydney; her age was given as 71. 

* information from Michael Flynn, The Second Fleet: Britain’s Grim Convict Armada of 1790 (1993), p 118

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Sandwich, Eleanor
  • Sandwich, Elinor
  • Sandwick, Eleanor
  • Sandwich, Elenor

c. 1744


11 October, 1815 (aged ~ 71)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


Religious Influence

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Passenger Ship
Key Events
Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 14 years