Elizabeth Hale was born in Gloucestershire in 1785. She lived in Blakeney and had one child also called Elizabeth. On 3 March 1835, at the age of 50, she was sentenced to be transported for 7 years for counselling and aiding her daughter to steal 16s and 2 handkerchiefs from John Knight of St Briavels and receiving stolen goods. Her daughter was sentenced to six months in Littledean prison with the last month in solitary. After a spell on the hulks, Hale was transferred to the Mary which set sail for New South Wales on 13 April 1835 and arrived on 6 September 1835.