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Elizabeth Griffiths (?–1808)

Elizabeth Hamilton ( -1808), a servant, was found guilty on 8 December 1790 at the Old Bailey, London, of stealing a muslin cap valued at 5 shillings, and two muslin aprons valued at 5 shillings from her employer. Sentenced to 7 years transportation she arrived at Sydney in July 1791 aboard the Mary Ann as part of the Third Fleet.

Hamilton married (as Elizabeth Hambleton) Samuel Griffiths on 11 September 1791 at St John's, Parramatta.

Elizabeth Griffiths was buried on 16 October 1808 at Sydney.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Hamilton, Elizabeth
  • Hambleton, Elizabeth

15 October, 1808
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


Passenger Ship
Key Events
Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years