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Elizabeth (Betty) Tilley (1760–?)

Elizabeth Tilly was sentenced to seven years transportation at Gloucester, England, in early 1788 for an unknown crime. She was married to Daniel Tilly who had been charged with leaving his wife to the care of the parish. Elizabeth arrived in Sydney in 1790 aboard the Lady Juliana. On 12 August 1790, ten weeks after landing, she married Thomas Tilley. Thomas died sometime between 1803 and 1814 when Elizabeth was recorded in the Muster as a widow living in Sydney. In 1828 she was an inmate of the Sydney Benevolent Asylum. 

* information from Michael Flynn, The Second Fleet: Britain's Grim Convict Armada of 1790 (1993), p 574

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Crime: unknown
Sentence: 7 years