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Elizabeth Sharman (1798–1836)

Elizabeth Cheatham was sentenced to 14 years transportation for having forged bank notes in her possession. She arrived in Tasmania in 1820 aboard the Morley. She was assigned to her husband James Cheatham. She committed a number of minor offences. On 3 June 1827 she was reprimanded for being absent from her lodgings and being at an inn late at night. On 11 August 1829 she was sent to Cascades Female Factory for disorderly conduct and grossly abusing Jane Mott, a woman of good reputation; her ticket of leave was also revoked. On 11 March 1831 charges of assaulting David Turnbull were discharged after the complaint was withdrawn. A conditional pardon was recommended on 1 May 1833.

Following her husband's death she married William Sharman on 30 September 1834.

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Alternative Names
  • Cheatham, Elizabeth
  • Cheetham, Elizabeth



18 August, 1836 (aged ~ 38)
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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Crime: forgery
Sentence: 14 years