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Elizabeth Orford (c. 1757–?)

Elizabeth Osborn (c.1757- ) alias Elizabeth Jones, was found guilty on 30 August 1786 at the Old Bailey, London, of stealing a purse. Sentenced to 7 years transportation, she arrived at Sydney aboard the Lady Penrhyn in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet.

As Elizabeth Jones she married Thomas Orford on 24 March 1788 at Port Jackson. Three Elizabeth Jones's died in the colony between 1802-1832. It is not possible to identify which one, if any, was her.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 270

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Alternative Names
  • Osborn, Elizabeth
  • Jones, Elizabeth
  • Osborne, Elizabeth

c. 1757

Passenger Ship
Key Events
Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years