Born in England circa 1757- Died in
Sydney Cove 1788.
Elizabeth Hearvey may have been the
daughter of Samuel Hervey and Ann Plum baptized at
Buxhall, Sulffolk, on 27 February 1757. She was charged
at Bury St. Edmunds on 23 March 1784 with breaking into
a house and theft of clothing, for which she was
sentenced to death. Reprieved to transportation
for 14 years, she was still in Ipswich
Gaol, age given as 27 (perhaps age at entry of the gaol),
at 14 October 1786. Ordered to the Dunkirk hulk on the
18th, she was received there on the 24th
(age given as 25), and on 11 March 1787 she was
discharged to Friendship, thence to Charlotte on 11
August at Rio. Ralph Clark had recorded her Friendship
as age 23. She was buried at Sydney Cove on 8 June 1788.
To The Memory
Elizabeth’s crime was punishment by
Later reprieved, she sailed with other
convicts to the Colony of NSW.
Elizabeth had served about two years of
her sentence before she died.
Buried at Sydney Cove.
Founders of Australia.
Verse: J. Mortimer # 6409.