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Elizabeth Hall (c. 1760–1827)

Elizabeth Farrell (c.1760-1827) was found guilty at the May 1787 Old Bailey Sessions of the theft of a large amount of clothing and linen. Sentenced to 7 years transportation, she remained at Newgate Gaol until she embarked for New South Wales on the Lady Juliana in March 1789, arriving in Sydney in June 1790 as part of the Second Fleet.

Farrell was sent to Norfolk Island on the Surprize, arriving in August 1790. She married John Hall in a mass wedding ceremony on the island in November 1791. By December 1791 they were leasing 12 acres at First Settlers Vale. The couple left behind a 24 acre farm when they left Norfolk Island for Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) on the Porpoise in December 1807. They had no surviving children.

The Halls settled on a 30 acre farm at Sandy Bay. Elizabeth Hall was buried at Hobart on 23 May 1827; her age was given as 80 (but was nearer to 69 according to the age given at embarkation) and her profession as 'poor woman'.

* information from Michael Flynn, The Second Fleet: Britain’s Grim Convict Armada of 1790 (1993), p 268

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Alternative Names
  • Farrell, Elizabeth
  • Farrel, Elizabeth

c. 1760


22 May, 1827 (aged ~ 67)
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Cause of Death


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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years