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Orphan Number: 2847
Orphan: Elizabeth JESSOP
Mother:JESSOP, Elizabeth
Father:JESSOP, James
Mother's ship:
Father's ship:
Age when admitted:7yrs
Date admitted:1826
Date discharged:
Institution(s):1826 Children's Census See Source of our Records for more detail
Discharged to:
Remarks: father prisoner at George Town - recommended for Queens Orphan School
References: CSO1/1/918 p33

This orphan has been claimed by: Michael Heath

Elizabeth was the daughter of James JESSOP and Elizabeth LEE, born 6 Nov 1819 and baptised on 16 Jan 1820 at Port Dalrymple, VDL.  James JESSOP was a convict who arrived in Hobart in 1812 and was still under the control of the government in 1819.  He had married Elizabeth LEE on 20 Jan 1819 and Elizabeth was their third daughter.  8 year old Elizabeth JESSOP was recorded as part of the 1827 so-called Children's Census as being under the guardianship of Patrick KEAN, a Ticket of Leave farmer in the District of Breadalbane of 'indifferent' character.

In October 1836 in Launceston Elizabeth married William Hall BRYANT, a convict transported on the Earl St Vincent in 1826, and they had two daughters, Charlotte Sophia in 1836 and Elizabeth in 1837.  

Elizabeth BRYANT, known as Betsy, died in 1853 at Launceston - on the 18th April her funeral departed from the Market House Tavern, St John Street, Launceston - the tavern her husband William ran presumably with her help. 

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