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Elizabeth (Betty) Mason (1759–1809)

Elizabeth Mason was sentenced to seven years transportation for stealing clothing and other goods. She arrived in Sydney in January 1791 aboard the Mary Ann as part of the Third Fleet. She was James Squire's live-in convict servant. Perhaps because he already had a wife in England he did not marry her. They had seven children together.

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20 February, 1759
Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England


10 June, 1809 (aged 50)
Ryde, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years