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Elizabeth Roach (c. 1762–?)

Elizabeth Holloway (c.1762- ) was found guilty on 11 July 1787 at the Old Bailey Sessions, London, of stealing a 25-yard piece of Irish linen cloth. She remained at Newgate Gaol until she embarked for New South Wales on the Lady Juliana in April 1789, arriving in Sydney in June 1790 as part of the Second Fleet.

Holloway married Henry Roach on 23 August 1790 at St Philip's Church, Sydney. By October 1795 they were both recorded as self-supporting residents. No further records have been found for either of the couple. As their sentences had expired they may have left the colony.

* information from Michael Flynn, The Second Fleet: Britain’s Grim Convict Armada of 1790 (1993), p 338

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  • Holloway, Elizabeth

c. 1762

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Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years