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Elizabeth Limeburner (c. 1762–1838)

Elizabeth Ireland (c.1762-1838) was found guilty at the October 1789 Maidstone Quarter Sessions, Kent, of stealing four fowls. William Ireland and another man were charged alongside her (William was indicted as her husband but may have been her brother given that Elizabeth married not long after arriving in the colony. William was also transported—in 1792). Sentenced to 7 years transportation Elizabeth arrived at Sydney aboard the Neptune in June 1790 as part of the Second Fleet.

Ireland married John Limeburner on 26 September 1790; both signed the register with a mark X; no record of any children has been found. The couple sold their farm and operated a shop and bakery in Sydney, living at Chapel Row (Castlereagh St) from 1809.

Elizabeth Limeburner died on 12 November 1838; her age was given as 75.

* information from Michael Flynn, The Second Fleet: Britain’s Grim Convict Armada of 1790 (1993), pp 358-59

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'Limeburner, Elizabeth (c. 1762–1838)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 2 March 2024.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Ireland, Elizabeth
  • Hyland, Elizabeth
  • Lymeburne, Elizabeth
  • Limburner, Elizabeth

c. 1762


12 November, 1838 (aged ~ 76)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


Passenger Ship
Key Events
Convict Record

Crime: theft (livestock)
Sentence: 7 years
Court: Kent
Trial Date: October 1789