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Elizabeth Underwood (1798–1881)

Elizabeth Sherwell, a servant, was sentenced to seven years transportation. She arrived in Sydney in 1815 aboard the Northampton. She married James Underwood in 1825.

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Alternative Names
  • Sherwell, Elizabeth
  • Shurwell, Elizabeth
  • Sheerwell, Elizabeth

Oxford, Oxfordshire, England


28 August, 1881 (aged ~ 83)
Lewisham, Kent, England

Cause of Death

heart disease

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Passenger Ship
Convict Record

Crime: unknown
Sentence: 7 years