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Conviction at Lancaster Liverpool Borough /Quarter Sessions 6 Feb 1843
« on: Saturday 02 March 19 05:54 GMT (UK) »
My ancestor Eliza Davies was sentenced to 7 years transportation for larceny at Lancaster Liverpool Borough /Quarter Sessions 6 Feb 1843, aged 16. I gather she had had 3 previous convictions for theft. Her Tasmanian convict records give no record of her parentage.
I have been advised by the Lancashire Archives Office that the following resources may give more information:
QJC/5 : Calendars of prisoners

QJI/1/216:  Indictment rolls

QSO/2/211: Court order books.

Does anyone have knowledge of these files and can comment if they may hold more personal information about Eliza.

I am finding if difficult to trace her parents. Apparently she bore a tattoo with initials "W.D. J.D. J.R, JR, E.D. Heart J.R on left Arm " and I am thinking that WD and JD may have been parents.

Any clues would be so very welcome.

Margaret

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Re: Conviction at Lancaster Liverpool Borough /Quarter Sessions 6 Feb 1843
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 02 March 19 06:32 GMT (UK) »
Her indent does tell you that she is a native of Liverpool, religion Church of England,  and she has a brother William who is a carter at Liverpool.

https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON15-1-3  (images 12 and 13)

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Re: Conviction at Lancaster Liverpool Borough /Quarter Sessions 6 Feb 1843
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 02 March 19 07:10 GMT (UK) »
This search is likely to lead to Wales, so if you can’t find what you want in England Wales might be worth a look. (I don’t envy you though with “Davies” in Wales).  ::)

Have you looked for Eliza on the 1841 census?

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Re: Conviction at Lancaster Liverpool Borough /Quarter Sessions 6 Feb 1843
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 02 March 19 09:48 GMT (UK) »
This does not help the posted any but just a bit more of a insight into her Eliza.

Surgeons Log - Copy of daily sick list
The Angelina
Folio 4: Eliza Davies, aged 17, convict; sick or hurt, fever; put on sick list 11 August 1844, put off sick list 21 August 1844 cured.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C10518803

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Re: Conviction at Lancaster Liverpool Borough /Quarter Sessions 6 Feb 1843
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 03 March 19 15:45 GMT (UK) »
Do you know if this person has been researched before on the Liverpool & SW Lancs FHS forum? There's been a few convict enquiries on there they can be difficult to research so want to make sure we don't duplicate any other research done already.


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Re: Conviction at Lancaster Liverpool Borough /Quarter Sessions 6 Feb 1843
« Reply #5 on: Monday 04 March 19 01:05 GMT (UK) »
Thank you all for such prompt replies. I had not seen the reference to a brother William in Eliza's indent record and that is such a valuable clue. An initial brief  check of the 1841 census for Liverpool, suggests that William and Eliza were children of John and Elizabeth Davies. I will now look into the that link more closely. Perhaps my brickwall is not so high after all.

Warm regards

Margaret

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Re: Conviction at Lancaster Liverpool Borough /Quarter Sessions 6 Feb 1843
« Reply #6 on: Monday 04 March 19 06:26 GMT (UK) »
Looking at her age - I can only see 1 that matches for a baptism in Liverpool

Baptism: 26 Feb 1826 St Peter, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Eliza Davies - [Child] of Job Davies & Mary
    Abode: Edmund Street
    Occupation: Officer in the Customs

Job Davies might be the J.D. on her arm ?
I am not saying it is your Eliza - just that it might be - so make a note of it - good luck  :)
added - if it is - Litherland is about 2 miles from St Peter church

Baptism: 20 Mar 1814 St Helen, Sefton, Lancashire, England
Job Davis - S of Thomas Davis & Mary
    Abode: Litherland
    Occupation: Gardener
plenty of  William Davies baptisms for parents William and Elizabeth at that period - but no Elizas
oakes,liverpool..neston..backford..poulton cum spittal(bebington)middlewich,cheshire......   sacht,helgoland  .......merrick,herefordshire adams,shropshire...tipping..ellis..  jones,garston,liverpool..hartley.dunham massey..barker. salford

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Re: Conviction at Lancaster Liverpool Borough /Quarter Sessions 6 Feb 1843
« Reply #7 on: Monday 04 March 19 07:46 GMT (UK) »
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Litherland is about 2 miles from St Peter church

More like 5 miles.
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Re: Conviction at Lancaster Liverpool Borough /Quarter Sessions 6 Feb 1843
« Reply #8 on: Monday 04 March 19 08:59 GMT (UK) »
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W.D. J.D. J.R, JR, E.D. Heart J.R on left Arm

Should be WD JN JR JR ED
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