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Wilbow, Elizabeth (1780–1831)

Elizabeth Shipp, a servant, was sentenced to seven years transportation for stealing money. She arrived in Sydney in 1814 aboard the Northampton. She had four children with James Wilbow but it seems they were not together when she died. Her death is registered under the name Elizabeth Shipley.

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'Wilbow, Elizabeth (1780–1831)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 10 May 2021.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Shipp, Elizabeth
  • Ship, Elizabeth
  • Shipley, Elizabeth

25 September 1780
Attleborough, Norfolk, England


5 June 1831
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


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Passenger Ship
Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years