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Ann Baldwin

Ann Baldwin, one of 113 convicts transported on the Sydney Cove, January 1807

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Ann Baldwin
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1784
Occupation: Housewife
Date of Death: 20th December, 1884
Age: 100 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Sydney Cove
Departure date: January, 1807
Arrival date: 18th June, 1807
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 113 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 385 (192) Death Certificate of Ann Timmins, died 20 December 1884, Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages NSW, 1884/010079 Marriage Certificate of Ann Timmins, married 6 September 1807, Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages NSW, 393 Vol:4
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Carmel Elliott on 25th August, 2016 wrote:

Father’s name John Baldwin and mother’s name Hannah Baldwin ( nee Hire)

D Wong on 25th August, 2016 wrote:

Ann was born C1788, date of 1784 also listed.

30 Oct 1805:
ANN BALDWIN and MARY BALDWIN were indicted, the first for feloniously stealing, on the 8th of September, a shift, value 3 s. a petticoat, value 3 s. a habit-shirt, value 4 s. a pair of shoes, value 2 s. 6 d. two pair of stockings, value 3 s. a comb, value 3 s. a handkerchief, value 6 d. and a piece of cloth, value 1 s. the property of John Turner, and the latter for feloniously receiving the same, knowing them to be stolen.

ANN TURNER sworn. - Q. What day did the prisoner at the bar come to you? - A. On the 2d of September.

Q. Did you take her without a character? - A. I took her from her parents; she told me her master was dead; she came to me on the Monday morning and staid till the Sunday following; on Sunday morning I heard the child cry (she had the care of the child) about half after eight o’clock; I went up stairs; I then found she was gone; I missed a petticoat, a shift, a square piece of cotton, two pair of stockings, one pair silk, the other pair was cotton, and a pair of shoes; I had seen them the over-night at twelve oclock.

Q. Where had they been left? - A. Some of the things were on the line in the kitchen; the comb, which was set in silver was in the table-drawer; I had missed that a day or two before; the shoes were under the drawers. In consequence of information, I saw her on the Sunday following; I found her at her father’s; I had a search-warrant and searched the house, and in the front two-pair of stairs room, where this girl lived, I found a bit of cotton; the petticoat had been cut up into an apron; and a pair of stockings, which I did not know I had lost, they were all mine. The constable found some duplicates there, one of them led to my pocket handkerchief.

GEORGE LEE sworn. - I am a pawnbroker; I live at the corner of Dean-street, Holborn: On the 10th of September, the prisoner Mary Baldwin (she is the youngest, and she is the sister of Ann Baldwin) pledged two pocket handkerchiefs.

Prosecutrix. I lost but one; this is mine.

Lee. On the 2d of October there was a frock and two habit-shirts pledged by Mary Baldwin.

Prosecutrix. Only one habit-shirt and apron is mine (Ann Baldwin was my servant), the apron is made out of my petticoat, I know it by the tuck that is in it now, the same tuck was in the petticoat, and by the stain of red wine in the front.

WILLIAM CHAPMAN sworn. - On the 2d of October I went with a search-warrant to the prisoners’ mother’s house; I found the duplicates which I produce, upon the mother.

Q. You should have indicted the mother, the child appears to be only an instrument in the hands of the mother - why did not you indict the mother? - A. The reason of the mother not being indicted was, she had got a dying infant in her lap; the mother has run away since.

Q. That is no reason you should indict the young girl as a receiver; she is only the instrument of the mother’s receiving? - A. We could not tell whether she took the things home; I found a pair of stockings in the room where the bed was.

Prosecutrix. They are my stockings.

Ann Baldwin’s defence. My mother asked me how I came by the things; I told her the lady gave them to me.

Ann Baldwin, GUILTY, aged 17,

Transported for seven years .

Mary Baldwin, NOT GUILTY.

Shortly after her arrival in the colony, Ann, a Protestant, married on the 6/9/1807, James Timmins (Friendship 1800), a Catholic Irish convict some 30 years her senior at St Philips Church of England. They had 13 children. James already owned land at Yarramundi near Richmond, where Ann spent the rest of her life. Although there was no alternative to a C of E marriage (at St Philips) James and Ann’s children were brought up as Catholics. They were recorded as such in the 1828 census and when priests became available, the children were baptised as Catholics. Ann herself remained Protestant at least until the 1828 census.

Denis Pember on 26th December, 2016 wrote:

Sainty & Johnson; 1828 Census of New South Wales:
Page 369…
[Ref T0815] Timmins, James, 70, conditional pardon, Friendship, 1800, life, Protestant, farmer, Richmond, 42 and a half acres, 10 horses, 4 horned cattle.
[Ref T0816] Timmins, Ann or Baldwin, 40, free by servitude, Sydney Cove, 1807, 7 years.
[Ref T0817] Timmins, Michael 20, born in the colony
[Ref T0818] Timmins, William 17, born in the colony.
[Ref T0819] Timmins, Ann 15 born in the colony.
[Ref T0820] Timmins, Margaret 14 born in the colony.
[Ref T0821] Timmins, John 12 born in the colony.
[Ref T0822] Timmins, Catherine 10 born in the colony.
[Ref T0823] Timmins, Patrick 8 born in the colony.
[Ref T0824] Timmins, Henry 6 born in the colony.
[Ref T0825] Timmins, Bridget 4 born in the colony.
[Ref T0826] Timmins, Elizabeth 2 born in the colony.

Maureen Withey on 23rd August, 2020 wrote:

A very old resident of the Richmond district, a Mrs. Timmins, died at Yarramundi on the 19th ultimo. Owing to the fact that the certificate of her birth was lost during the great flood which devasted the Hawkesbury district in 1867 her exact age was not known, but she could not have been less than 97 or 98 years old.- She was at service in London when Lord Nelson’s funeral took place in 1805, and recollected the event perfectly well.  Mrs. Timmins was greatly respected for her quiet and industrious habits.
Cumberland Mercury, 24 Dec 1885.

Convict Changes History

Carmel Elliott on 25th August, 2016 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 385 (192) Death Certificate of Ann Timmins, died 20 December 1884, Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages NSW, 1884/010079 Marriage Certificate of A

D Wong on 25th August, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1788 (prev. 0000)

Taylah on 18th October, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1784 (prev. 1788)

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