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Elizabeth Webb (1754–?)

Elizabeth Anderson, a servant, and Elizabeth Bruce were found guilty, on 10 January 1787 at the Old Bailey, London, of the theft of tablecloths and aprons from a basket on a sidewalk. Sentenced to seven years transportation the pair arrived in Sydney in January 1788 aboard the Lady Penrhyn. Anderson's age was given as 32.

As Elizabeth Henderson she was sent to Norfolk Island on the Golden Grove on 4 October 1788. She lived with Robert Webb; they were married on 11 September 1791 at Parramatta. Following her husband's death in 1799 she returned to England aboard the Reliance and was discharged at Portsmouth on 5 September 1800.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 8

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Alternative Names
  • Henderson, Elizabeth
  • Anderson, Elizabeth


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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years