Damper in a Wok : A Mixed-up Australian Family Tree

Elizabeth CrouchAge: 69 years17831852

Name
Elizabeth Crouch
Given names
Elizabeth
Surname
Crouch
Married name
Elizabeth Tuckerman
Birth 1783

Immigration 1801 (Age 18 years)
MarriageStephen TuckermanView this family
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Note: This was a common law marriage. Stephen, of a Devon family, migrated to Masschusetts, and was promin…
Birth of a son
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Stephen Tuckerman
1802 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a grandson
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Adolphus Tuckerman
1842 (Age 59 years)
Note: NSW BDM 1071/1842 V18421071 26A
Death 27 May 1852 (Age 69 years)

Burial
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by: Kerry Choy
Marriage
This was a common law marriage. Stephen, of a Devon family, migrated to Masschusetts, and was prominent in commerce and shipping. In Sydney, while negotiating for the disposal of his rum cargo from the ship 'Caroline' dragged on, he met and spent time with Elizabeth. He may or may not have known that she was pregnant at the time of his departure for his wife and family in New Bedford. On the journey back, after leaving Chile the ship went down and Stephen was not heard from again. It is said that on sailing, Tuckerman deposited £500 with Simeon Lord for Elizabeth's support. That she was not left destitute is shown by the theft of her watch, earring and a little money reported in 1804. In June of 1804, good conduct won Elizabeth a conditional pardon.
Note
Elizabeth was tried at the Old Bailey for theft, grand larceny, having stolen two pairs of stockings, a pair of shoes, a cotton gown, three neckerchiefs and a shawl. She was sentenced to seven years transportation and arrived in the colony on the'Earl Cornwallis' in 1801.