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Elizabeth Ogden (c. 1778–1815)

Elizabeth Kelsall (c.1778-1815) was sentenced to 7 years transportation on 11 October 1797 at Lancaster Quarter Sessions, Lancashire. She arrived at Sydney aboard the Britannia in July 1798.

Kelsall married (as Elizabeth Kelso) James Ogden at St John's Church, Parramatta, on 6 January 1800; he signed the register, she marked it with an 'X'. The couple had at least seven children.

Elizabeth Ogden died on 22 May 1815 at Parramatta after giving birth to her seventh child; her age was given as 37.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Kelsall, Elizabeth
  • Kelso, Elizabeth
  • Kelsal, Elizabeth
  • Kellsal, Elizabeth
  • Kelsea, Elizabeth

c. 1778


22 May, 1815 (aged ~ 37)
Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

childbirth complications

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Passenger Ship
Convict Record

Crime: unknown
Sentence: 7 years
Court: Lancashire
Trial Date: 11 October 1797


Children: Yes (7)