Monday, February 22, 2010

Elizabeth Phipps

My great.great.great.grandmother, Elizabeth Phipps (c.1792-1869), was quite a girl - a convicted felon, she bore at least ten children (their paternity is hard to identify) by James Westbrook and William Magick?) and, in 1834, married William Magick a much older man who reputedly lived to 108.

Elizabeth and William lived out their lives in March Street, Richmond, New South Wales.

Elizabeth, daughter of Edmund Phipps and Susannah Harris, arrived in Australia on Wanstead on January 9th 1814 having been convicted with James Westbrook and transported for life. A transccript of their trial can be found at the Old Bailey Site. Her first assignment was to Mr. Cox at Windsor. She had gained her freedom by 1822.

I have located details for 1,600+ direct descendants of Elizabeth and would be thrilled to hear from more.

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