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Elizabeth Moore (1771–1836)

Elizabeth Fish arrived free in the colony of New South Wales aboard the Bellona in 1793. She was the niece of Thomas and Jane Rose and was travelling as part of their family group. A medical report from Rio de Janiero gave her age as 24. The report also stated that she had a baby daughter who had died four days into the journey from worm fever and convulsions.

Fish struck up a friendship with Edward Powell during the voyage and married him not long after their arrival. Following his death she lived with a convict, Anthony Best. In 1829 she married James Moore.

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Alternative Names
  • Fish, Elizabeth
  • Powell, Elizabeth

Sturminster Newton, Dorset, England


29 August, 1836 (aged ~ 65)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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