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Judith Lowe (1781–1847)

Judith Lightly was found guilty, on 18 February 1807 at the Old Bailey, London, of the theft of household goods and sentenced to seven years transportation. Her age was given as 26. She arrived in Sydney in November 1808 aboard the Speke. She married John Brown on 28 January 1811. Describing herself as a widow she married John Lowe on 23 March 1840 at Hawkesbury with Presbyterian forms. She gave her age as 50; he gave his as 35. Judith died at Windsor in October 1847. According to her inquest, held on 5 October 1847, she died of a 'visitation of God'.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Likely, Judith
  • Lightly, Judith
  • Lightley, Judith
  • Brown, Judith
  • Lowe, Julia



October, 1847 (aged ~ 66)
Windsor, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

general debility

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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years