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Elizabeth Genders (c. 1780–1835)

Elizabeth Stokes (c.1880-1835) was sentenced to 7 years transportation on 23 March 1802 at the Warwick Assizes, Warwickshire. She arrived at Sydney aboard the Glatton in March 1803 with her five-year-old daughter Ann.

Elizabeth and her daughter were sent to Norfolk Island on the Buffalo in May 1803 where her mother Ann Stokes, who had been transported in 1790, lived with Humphrey Lynch. Elizabeth married Joseph Genders on the island on 20 June 1803.  The family moved to Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) on the City of Edinburgh in September 1808. They were living at Hobart in 1811 and later settled at Kangaroo Point.

Elizabeth Genders died (as Elizabeth Ginders) on 10 September 1835 at Kangaroo Point; her age was given as 55.

information from

  • 'Humphrey Lynch', HMS Sirius: 1786-1790, — accessed 21 January 2021
  • Biographical Database of Australia —

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'Genders, Elizabeth (c. 1780–1835)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 26 May 2024.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Stokes, Elizabeth
  • Ginders, Elizabeth
  • Jenders, Elizabeth
  • Jonders, Elizabeth

c. 1780
Warwickshire, England


10 September, 1835 (aged ~ 55)
Kangaroo Point, Tasmania, Australia

Cause of Death


Cultural Heritage

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Passenger Ship
Convict Record

Crime: unknown
Sentence: 7 years
Court: Warwickshire
Trial Date: 23 March 1802


Children: Yes (1)