Elizabeth Thackery

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Elizabeth Thackery was born in Manchester, Lancashire, England back in 1767. When she was 21 he stole 5 handkerchiefs however she was caught by the authorities. While I do not have any information about the court case what I can say is that she was sentenced to seven years in prison.

She was placed about the convict transport ship Friendship in 1787 arriving in Australia in 1788. Apparently, she had a rebellious nature for in 1791 she received 25 lashes for coming in from her settlement without permission. In 1810, she married Samuel King a Marine Private settling in the Derwent Valley. They were married for 46 years.

What you may not know about Elizabeth is that she was the first know convict girl to set foot on Australia. She died in New Norfolk, Tasmania in 1856. She is also known as the last surviving female convict from the “First Fleet”.  

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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning James. What a distinction. Sad story my friend. Enjoy your day.

Sep 08, 2018 04:25 AM #1
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Welllll...everyone has to be known for something !

Sep 08, 2018 04:53 AM #2
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray that's very sad.... 

Sep 08, 2018 05:23 AM #3
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Elizabeth had a mind of her own and a strong will. Sadly, not in the right direction! Enjoy your day!

Sep 08, 2018 06:04 AM #4
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

The penalties of old have become a love tap on the wrist today.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Sep 08, 2018 06:04 AM #5
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

 That is when my great grandmother was born and she was rather rebellious in her time also James....


Sep 08, 2018 06:05 AM #6
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning James Dray,

Wow Elizabeth Thackery was a rebellious sort that sounds like paid dearly for her escapades.

Sep 08, 2018 06:17 AM #7
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Wow, 7 years for stealing 5 handkerchiefs, that is crazy and I thought our laws and punishments today were a bit extreme.  Seems like in today's world though, one would not even be punished for stealing handkerchiefs, haha.

Sep 08, 2018 07:36 AM #8
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James - that is an interesting peice of information on the British Penal System.

Sep 08, 2018 09:38 AM #9
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI James Dray - It is interesting to learn a little bit about the British system of justice. 

Sep 08, 2018 09:40 AM #10
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

James up to the late 1960's I remember Australia was actively recruiting immigrants due to harsh work environment in colonization... hence many people with colorful backgrounds were welcome in Australia:))Endre

Sep 08, 2018 10:39 AM #11
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow, Now we know how rough it was for people back then.  Sorry all the peqches are gone, so can not mail you a peach cobbler.


Sep 08, 2018 11:27 AM #12
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What an interesting post you shared with us...The first convict girl in Australia.  A

Sep 08, 2018 12:15 PM #13
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

My goodness, James. I wouldn't say that she was accomplished but certainly notorious. 

Sep 08, 2018 01:09 PM #14
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

She lived a long life for one who was so disadvantaged - maybe she settled down once she got to Australia and was married - I hope she found some happiness then

Sep 09, 2018 06:36 AM #15
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Thanks for the history but I am sure that is not she intended to be known for.

Sep 10, 2018 07:01 PM #16
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

What Kathy Streib said.

Sep 12, 2018 02:51 PM #17
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