Elizabeth Faulkner arrived with her mother and brother on the "Calcutta" in 1803.
Her father John Faulkner was one of the 307 convicts on board. The "Calcutta", the first naval vessel to carry convicts, left Spithead in England on 24 April 1803.

"HMS Calcutta" one year before transporting convicts was in service as a 52 gun naval ship


She also carried 30 wives of the convicts and their children. The "Calcutta's" sister ship, the "Ocean", kept her company and they made passage to Teneriffe in 19 days.
After a four day stay they made a run to Rio in 40 days arriving there on the 29 June. They sailed again on the 19 July, but on the 31 July the two ships seperated in thick weather. The "Ocean" sailed direct to Port Philip and arrived on the 7 October. The "Calcutta" arrived two days later. The voyage from Spithead had occupied 168 days; 109 of them were spent at sea. Eight convicts died during the voyage.

Elizabeth was 11 when she arrived and John Pascoe her brother was 8 -
not a pleasant trip for two young people.

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While her mother was away in England for three years Elizabeth kept house for he father in Hobart. In her brother's diary he tells of when they were still children and their father was absent, their home was visited by two bushrangers -
Samuel Tomlins and William Russell. Russell was a bad character and Tomlins
was a convict off the "Calcutta". These two rushed into the house and demanded
that the children tell them where the money was kept. Because the children did not know where the money was, they were threatened with being held over "a burning fire". John Pascoe saved the day by snatching up the musket he had been using to shoot ducks and the children escaped.

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Elizabeth married Thomas Green when she was seventeen. They had two children before he died suddenly at the age of 27 in 1812. Thomas Green had been convicted for stealing a horse in 1802. Reprieved from hanging, he was transported per the "Calcutta". He attempted to escape in 1807 from Hobart by hiding away on the "Myrtle" bound for Sydney but was caught there and returned to Hobart.

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Elizabeth married Richard Lucas on the 13 August 1816. Richard was born on Norfolk Island, arriving in Van Diemens Land in 1808. Two months before this marriage took place Elizabeth gave birth to a daughter Ann in Hobart.
Elizabeth died on the 23 April 1851. She was buried at Kingston.


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