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Elizabeth (Betty) Tarr (c. 1760–1829)

Elizabeth Crook (c.1760- ) was found guilty on 18 July 1795 at York Castle, Yorkshire, of receiving stolen property. Sentenced to 14 years transportation she arrived at Sydney aboard the Indispensable in April 1796.

Crook married Isaac Tarr on 10 April 1797 at St John's, Parramatta; they had a daughter Elizabeth in 1799.

Elizabeth Tarr was buried (as Betty Torr) on 23 February 1829 at St John's, Parramatta; her age was given as 74.

* information from Biographical Database of Australia —

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Crook, Elizabeth
  • Clark, Elizabeth
  • Tuck, Elizabeth
  • Crooke, Elizabeth
  • Parr, Elizabeth
  • Torr, Betty

c. 1760


23 February, 1829 (aged ~ 69)
Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


Passenger Ship
Convict Record

Crime: receiving stolen goods
Sentence: 14 years