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Elizabeth (Betty) Eccles (1742–1835)

from Colonist

Died at the Governor's Dairy, Parramatta, on the 25th inst, Elizabeth Eccles, aged 105 years. She arrived in the first fleet at the age of fifty-seven, and has resided ever since in Parramatta excepting the time of her going to England to see the Prince Regent, who settled upon her a small pension for life. She was born on the 18th of September, 1730, at Stratford-on-Avon, her maiden name was Bird; her conduct was honest and upright, and obtained the favour of all the Governors. She possessed her mental faculties till the last, and died respected by her numerous acquaintance. She was buried on last Monday week at the expense of Governor Bourke, and her funeral was attended by His Excellency's servants and many of the old inhabitants of Parramatta.

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Alternative Names
  • Hackells, Betty
  • Bird, Elizabeth
  • Bird, Winifred

18 September, 1742
Kent, England


26 July, 1835 (aged 92)
Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years