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Elizabeth Robinson (c. 1764–?)

Elizabeth Robinson (c.1764- ) was found guilty on 22 April 1789 at the Middlesex Old Bailey Sessions, of stealing three pairs of worsted stockings. Sentenced to 7 years transportation, she arrived at Sydney aboard the Lady Juliana in June 1790 as part of the Second Fleet.

Robinson married William Field on 14 July 1790. The couple had separated by July 1791 when William received his land grant at The Ponds. Her sentence expired, Elizabeth obtained a passage on the American ship Susan which left Sydney on 8 August 1796 for Canton — and from there possibly England or America.

* information from Michael Flynn, The Second Fleet: Britain’s Grim Convict Armada of 1790 (1993), p 503

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Alternative Names
  • Field, Elizabeth

c. 1764

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Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years