Bennett, Elizabeth Agnes

Convicted of possessing forged bank notes she was to become a respected baker's wife and matriach in Parramatta by the early nineteenth century.

Milestone
Died
Parramatta
19 Oct 1847
Name
Birth
Miller, Elizabeth Agnes
Occupation
Position
1819 - 1820
Relationship
Parent of
Parent of
Parent of
Parent of
Spouse
1820 - 1847

Elizabeth Agnes Miller

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2015

Elizabeth Agnes Miller arrived in Sydney on the ill-famed 'floating brothel', the Janus, having received a 14-year sentence for possession of forged banknotes. She soon married William H Bennett and rose to become a respectable baker's wife and matriarch in the town of Parramatta in the second quarter of the nineteenth century

William H Bennett

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Sentenced to seven years transportation for theft, William H Bennett progressed from being a convict in a 'town gang' at Parramatta to being a highly respectable baker and landholder. Like other upwardly mobile emancipists, William Bennett negotiated the degradations of the convict system while keeping sight of the opportunities the new colony offered.