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Elizabeth Izzard (1800–1856)

Elizabeth Callaghan was sentenced to fourteen years transportation for uttering forged notes. She arrived in Sydney in 1827 aboard the Brothers. She was described as a country servant on her convict indent. Her height was given as 5 ft 2 ins. She married William Thomas in 1827. They had a child, William Thomas jnr, in 1828. In 1843 she married George Izzard.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Callaghan, Elizabeth
  • Thomas, Elizabeth

Cavan, Ireland


29 September, 1856 (aged ~ 56)
Windsor, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


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Convict Record

Crime: forgery
Sentence: 14 years