Ellen (Register) Redchester - Fraser - Morgan [Convict "Prince of Wales" "Charlotte" 1788]

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Ellen Redchester - Fraser - Morgan (Register)

Also Known As: "Eleanor Redchester", "Eleanor Fraser", "Eleanor Morgan", "Ellen Redchester", "Ellen Fraser", "Ellen Morgan", "Eleanor Register"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Aldborough, Yorkshire, , England
Death: November 18, 1840 (75-76)
Concord, , New South Wales, Australia
Place of Burial: Liverpool, Liverpool City Council, New South Wales, Australia
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Robert Register and Dorothy Register
Wife of William Fraser [Convict "Charlotte" 1788] and William Morgan, Free Settler "Neptune" 1790
Mother of William Fraser, infant; John Frazier; Daniel Fraser, infant; Ann Wilson; Lucy Clegg and 3 others
Sister of Mary Register; Lucy Register; Richard Register and Ann Register

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About Ellen (Register) Redchester - Fraser - Morgan [Convict "Prince of Wales" "Charlotte" 1788]

Ellen REGISTER (aka REDCHESTER) was born 1764 (daughter of Robert REGISTER). Ellen was baptised 16/11/1764 at Aldborough, York, England

Ellen married/had a relationship William FRASER c1783 and they had the following children

  • William 1784, died before 1787

Ellen and William were convicted of larceny and sentenced to 7 years transportation. Ellen arrived in Sydney Cove on 26/1/1788 on "Charlotte", having started the journey on "Prince of Wales". William was also transported to Australia on "Charlotte".

Once in Australia Ellen and William had the following children

  • John 1789
  • Daniel 1791

After William died in 1791, Ellen married/had a relationship with William MORGAN and they had the following children

  • Ann 1797
  • Lucy 1800
  • William 1802
  • Sarah 1804
  • Richard 1806

Ellen died 18/11/1840 at Concord and was buried 20/11/1840 at Liverpool.


Ellen Frazer (nee Register) Great Great Great Great Grandmother

Age at time of Crime

23 yrs old

Description

Height - Complexion - Hair - Eyes - General Remarks -

Crime

Ellen Frazer alias Ellen Redchester (Register) of Manchester, single woman (she was infact married to William Frazer), stole six pieces of fustian, one piece of yellow canvas, and half a gross of white filleting, the property of James Leigh, Robert Leigh, Thomas Leigh, Thomas Darwell; also goods the property of Marmaduke Clarke

Trial Date

Jan 1787

Trial Place

Quarter Sessions at Manchester England

Sentence

7 years - Ellen and her husband William Frazer both received similar sentences and arrived in the Colony as part of the convict component of the First Fleet in 1788. She was recorded as being a single woman, which if she had taken advantage of her real marital status to claim influence by her husband, she may have been acquitted. It was only after their request to the Gaoler Higgins, at Lancaster Castle, to be sent to the same place that Higgins on the 5 Apr 1787 sent a letter to Evan Nepean, enclosing a copy of her marriage certificate dated 8 Nov 1783 from Aldborough, Yorks, and reporting their wish to be sent to the same place "as they have been married some years and have had children". The name was spelt "Frazer" in the marriage register.

Ship

Ellen was sent direct to the "Prince of Wales" on the 9 Apr 1787, aged 22 years. Ellen’s husband arrived in the Colony on the "Charlotte" and it maybe that Ellen was transferred to the "Charlotte" at Rio on the 13 Aug 1787, as one female convict was transferred from the "Prince of Wales" to the "Charlotte" at Rio. The Census of 1828 indicates that she arrived on the "Charlotte"

Arrived in NSW

26 Jan 1788 in Sydney Cove New South Wales

Ticket of Leave

Unknown

Conditional Pardon

Unknown

Life in New South Wales.......

7 Jun 1789 - Ellen and William’s first son, John was baptised in Port Jackson, and was the second white child born in the Colony. 18 Jul 1791 - Their second son Daniel was baptised. Jun 1791 - Ellen’s husband died from heavy drinking and not long after she began co-habitating with William Morgan. 20 Feb 1794 - (Ellenor Frazer) received her first land grant of twenty acres at Concord. Believed to be the first woman to own freehold land in the Colony. 22 Jul 1794 - She received a further twenty acres. 3 Nov 1798 - Her partner William Morgan charged with illegally withholding some of her pigs, which the court made him return. It was said at this time that they had separated after living together for seven years, but by 1800 they were back together again as Eleanor bore him their second child Lucy, and they were to have more children before finally separating permanently sometime after 1806 when their last child, Richard was born. 22 Oct 1828 - Her partner William Morgan passed away. 1828 to 1840 - Ellen continued to live at Concord until she died in 1840, at the time of her death she was seen as being a highly regarded settler. The obituary appearing in the Australian newspaper noted: “Died at her residence at Concord on Wednesday[sic] 18 inst. Mrs Eleanor Frazer[sic] aged 83 years. Mrs Frazer was a ‘first fleeter’ having arrived on the formation of the colony. Her intellect was unimpaired to the last, she had a perfect recollection of the ‘first deed’ in New South Wales. She remembered Commodore de la Perouse, and used to describe the dress worn by persons forming the expedition under his command. Her remains were interred with those of her eldest son John (who was the second person born in this colony) in Liverpool Church-yard, to which place the corps[sic] was followed by a long train of children, grandchildren and great grand children belonging to the deceased.” A comment in the publication “Concord - A Centenary History” noted that “Eleanor Frazer was obviously a woman of remarkable resilience and fortitude who well deserves recognition as a pioneer of Concord”. Elleanor bequeathed her land at Concord to her two sons William and Richard Frazer Morgan but also requested in her will that Thomas Humphries be provided for. Thomas was an ex-convict who was assigned to her in her early days as a land holder, and remained with her until her death.

William Frazer First Husband of Ellen Frazer (nee Register)

Age at time of Crime

Description

Height - Complexion - Hair - Eyes - General Remarks -

Crime

William Frazer of Manchester, stole six pieces of fustian, one piece of yellow canvas, and half a gross of white filleting, the property of James Leigh, Robert Leigh, Thomas Leigh, Thomas Darwell; also goods the property of Marmaduke Clarke. His accomplice was his wife Ellen Frazer (nee Register).

Trial Date

January 1787

Trial Place


Ellen (eleanor) Register(may be Redchester.), first husband was William Fraser. they were both Convicts arriving on the "Charlotte" although she initially was on another ship and is believed to have been transferred in rio to the "charlotte." June 1789 Ellen and William Frasers first son was baptised and believed to be the 2nd white child born in the colony.. 18 july 1791 thier 2nd son Daniel was baptised. June 1791 Ellens husband William Frase Died from Heavy Drinking,and she began Co Habiting with William Morgan. 20 feb 1794 she (Eleanor Fraser) recieved her first land grant of 20 acres at Concord, believed to be the first woman to own freehold land in the colony , 22 july 1794 recieved another 20 acres . She Separated from William Morgan after thier last child Richard was born in 1806.she died at concord aged 83

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Ellen (Register) Redchester - Fraser - Morgan [Convict "Prince of Wales" "Charlotte" 1788]'s Timeline

1764
November 16, 1764
Aldborough, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
November 1764
Aldborough, Yorkshire, , England
1784
1784
1789
1789
1791
1791
1797
November 8, 1797
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
1800
March 29, 1800
Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
1802
January 20, 1802
Concord, New South Wales, Australia