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Ann Barnett

Ann Barnett, one of 100 convicts transported on the Princess Royal, 07 November 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Ann Barnett
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 25th November, 1811
Occupation: Nurse girl/servant
Date of Death: 16th August, 1885
Age: 73 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft~simple larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Princess Royal
Departure date: 6th January, 1829
Arrival date: 9th May, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 99 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 502
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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Community Contributions

Maureen Withey on 19th February, 2020 wrote:

Government Notice.  Colonial Secretary’s Office, Sydney, 14th October, 1831.
THE undermentioned Female Prisoners of the Crown have obtained Tickets of Leave, in compliance with the Regulations of 17th March, 1829, for good conduct in the situations respectively stated ; viz. : —
County of Cumberland.
Barnett Ann, Princess Royal (2), in service.

D Wong on 20th February, 2020 wrote:

Old Bailey:
Theft: simple larceny.
23rd October 1828
Verdict Guilty
Sentence Transportation
\ANN BARNETT was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of September, 1 bonnet, value 5s.; 1 gown, value 2s.; 1 tippet, value 9s.; 1 pair of shoes, value 4s.; 2 caps, value 1s. 6d., and 1 flat-iron, value 1s., the goods of Martha Gray.

ELIZABETH CRAY. I live with my sister, Martha Gray; she goes out nursing - I am out of place, and live with her, at No. 100, Golden-lane ; I had known the prisoner from being in the poor-house some time ago, when I was ill; I met her on the 17th of September, crying, in the street; she said to me, “Betsy, how do you do?” I said,“I don’t know you;” she described herself to me, and asked if I would give her a lodging: I said Yes, if my sister would let me; I took her home - she slept with me, and the next morning she said she was very poorly, and asked to have her breakfast in bed; she then asked me to go to Wilmington-buildings, to a person named Vidler, to receive a pound or two; I went, and could not find any such person - my sister was out at this time: when I came back the prisoner was gone, and I missed all the property stated, which belonged to my sister: I found she was in custody on another charge, at Worship-street - she had this gown and bonnet on, which are my sister’s; the other part of the property has not been found - she at first told the Magistrate that she had lost them, and then that she had not had them; she had left her own things in our room, and I gave them to her.

JAMES GLIBBERY. The prisoner was taken up for an assault, and this property was found on her.

Prisoner’s Defence. I know nothing of the robbery: I was walking down Long-lane, and met a man, who asked me to buy these things; I bought them.

GUILTY. Aged 17.
Transported for Seven Years .

Medical journal of the Princess Royal:
Ann Barnet, aged 17; sick or hurt, catarrh; put on list, 3 February 1829, discharged 24 February 1829.

Ann Barnett was listed as 17 years old on arrival.

Native Place: London.

Ann was 4’11” tall, ruddy fair and pockpitted complexion, light brown hair, hazel eyes, brown mark inside right eye, large scar outside right arm, more tattoos on upper part of right arm.

Assigned to Joseph Holt, Sydney.

Father: William Barnett
Mother: Ann

2/8/1832: Permission to marry Thomas Tollis, 24, Born in colony - Ann was 20.

1832: Married at St. Phillip’s, Sydney.
9 children.

16/8/1885: Ann died and was buried in the Rookwood Cemetery.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 19th February, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: f

D Wong on 20th February, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 25th November, 1811 (prev. 0000), date of death: 16th August, 1885 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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