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Jackson, Elizabeth (1770–1837)

Elizabeth Jackson was convicted of stealing one coat valued at 3s, one waistcoat valued at 1s. and one pair of breeches valued at 1s and was sentenced to seven years' transportation. She arrived at New South Wales aboard the Marquis Cornwallis in February 1796 and was sent to Norfolk Island. She entered into a relationship with medical assistant, John Arndell, who was on the ship, Supply, which took them from Sydney to Norfolk Island. Arndell and Jackson had a child, Samuel Arndell. She then had five children with Richard Evans, although the eldest, Robert Jackson, born in 1798, was given the surname Arndell.

Elizabeth was buried as a pauper in St Matthew's Church, Windsor, New South Wales, in 1837.

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'Jackson, Elizabeth (1770–1837)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/jackson-elizabeth-24036/text32876, accessed 19 April 2021.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

1770
Dublin, Ireland

Death

November 1837
Windsor, New South Wales, Australia

Cultural Heritage
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Occupation
Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years