Farrell, Elizabeth

Convicted of stealing clothing and linen and transported for seven years, she became known as Nance Ferel and was considered a 'troublesome' convict. John Nicol described how she 'was ever making disturbance', and would 'abuse the agent and captain'. She was confined in a 'wooden jacket' as punishment, which was an empty flour barrel with holes cut out for the head and limbs. Nicol described the scene: 'She laughed and capered for a while...She walked about strutting and smoking the tobacco, and making others laugh...her head moving from side to side like a turtle'. This did not seem to have much of an impact, and she was eventually whipped with a cat o' nine tails.

Milestone
Born
1758
Arrived Sydney
Lady Juliana
06 Jun 1790
Departed Sydney
Surprize
01 Aug 1790
Died
Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land
23 May 1827
Name
Colloquial
Ferel, Nance
Colloquial
Ferel, Nancy
Occupation
Position
1789 - 1790
01 Aug 1790 - 07 Aug 1790