Born on Norfolk Island in 1794, she was the daughter of William HAMBLY and Mary SPRINGHAM. Her mother died in 1796. Her father was farming on 60 acres and she had a brother who was four years older. The family left for Hobart Town on HMS Porpoise in 1807 after the government decided to abandon the Norfolk Island settlement.
Elizabeth married John DUNCOMBE in Hobart Town in 1808 and they had three daughters. After he was sent to Sydney in 1819, she formed a new relationship with William STEER and had five more children. They moved to Launceston around 1825, leaving her DUNCOMBE daughters at Pittwater, where they all married. They returned to Sorell around 1838. She died there in 1853.
For more information see Trish Wood's book The Convict and the Carpenter.