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Ann Bartlett

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Ann Bartlett
Aliases: Ann Duffy
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Servant of all work
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Pocket picking
Convicted at: Middlesex
Sentence term: Life
Ship: America
Departure date: 30th December, 1830
Arrival date: 9th May, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 181 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Conduct Record: https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON40-1-1$init=CON40-1-1p163
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Maureen Withey on 16th April, 2020 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 16 April 2020), December 1830, trial of ANN BARTLETT (t18301209-73).

ANN BARTLETT, Theft > pocketpicking, 9th December 1830.
74. ANN BARTLETT was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of November , 1 silver watch, value 2l.; 1 gold chain, value 50s.; 2 gold seals, value 30s.; 1 watch-key, value 2s.; 1 umbrella, value 2s. 6d., and 1 pencil-case, value 1d., the goods of Samuel Smith , from his person .
SAMUEL SMITH. I am a publican , and live in White-street, Borough. On the 18th of November, between eleven and twelve o’clock at night, I was going home; I was fresh, but knew pretty well what was passing - I had been with some friends whom I had not seen for some time; I went to a house where there was some money owing to me, and unfortunately I took the wrong turning- the prisoner, seeing I had lost my equilibrium, asked me to go with her, and I like a fool, went; when I got into the house with her, I saw I was wrong - she shut the door; I said, “I will give you a shilling or two to let me go home,” but she prevented me from going out - I did not stay above ten or fifteen minutes; a second woman then came up - one of them put out the candle, snatched my watch out of my pocket, and tore my watch-guard; I cannot say which it was - they both went away together; I got to a window, pushed it up, and called a Policeman, who put a man at the door, then went and got the inspector; they came to the room with a lantern, and part of my watch-guard was found there.
ROBERT NEAVE . I am a Policeman. I was on duty in Booth-street, Spitalfields, and saw the prosecutor at the one pair of stairs window of a house - he called me, and said he had been robbed; I placed a person at the door, and went to the inspector - we went to the room, and found part of the guard; I went in search of the prisoner, but could not find her.
THOMAS BICKNELL . I am an inspector of the Police. About half-past twelve o’clock I heard of the robbery, and went down to the house; the prosecutor had the sash down, and wanted to jump into the street; we got him down, and took his description of the property, but he could not describe the woman; about half-past seven o’clock in the morning I went to George-yard, and found the prisoner and another woman, who were dressed, and two other women were in bed - I desired them to get up and found this watch and seals between the bed and the sacking; this umbrella was under the bed, and this pencilcase was on the prisoner - the women were all taken, but the others were discharged.
JOHN BURROUGH . I went with the officer, and found this case on the prisoner.
(Property produced and sworn to.)
Prisoner’s Defence (written.) On the evening in question I had gone to rest at my lodging, in Booth-street, Spitalfields, and at half-past eleven o’clock was disturbed by a knocking at my bed-room door; I got up, and was requested by a woman, named Louisa Blade , to allow her and the prosecutor to have the use of my bed-room for a short time, and for which she said she would give me a shilling - my poverty induced me to consent; I got up, and dressed myself and child - as I was going down stairs I met Louisa Blade and the gentleman, with a light, coming up the stairs; they went into my room, and remained together about a quarter of an hour - Blade then called me up stairs, gave me sixpence, and desired me to fetch a pint of beer; I told her it was too late to get any beer, and that I wanted my room again - I went into the room - the gentleman was still there; I then began to make up the bed, and in doing so found a pencil-case, which being much like one I had, and was in the habit of giving to my child to play with, I put it into my pocket; Blade and the prosecutor begged of me to go into Whitechapel, and try and get the beer at the night-house - I went; I then returned home, went up stairs to my room, and found that Louisa Blade had gone away, but the prosecutor remained - the candle was out, and she had taken my child with her; the prosecutor then said she had robbed him - I then went out to look for Blade and for my child, and after many inquiries found her in a house in George-yard, and told her the gentleman accused her of having robbed him; she then went out of the room, and returned in half an hour, so disguised, that I did not know her - I was afraid of returning, and sent a female friend, named Massey, to see if the gentleman still remained there; she met the Police-officer and the gentleman at the door - the Policeman and his serjeant came then, took me into the custody, and went to Spitalfields watch-house; while there, Louisa Blade asked one of the women to lend her a shawl instead of the one she had on, being much worse than her own - she then blacked her face over with mud from off the watch-house floor, and asked the young woman if she should know her again - to which she replied she should not; she then put her cap over her face a little more, and altered the strings of the bonnet, and pulled it over her face; she asked the Policeman to give her two pins to alter the strings - by these means the prosecutor did not know her again; next morning I was taken to Worship-street - the prosecutor again swore that he knew nothing of either of the women, and they were acquitted, but I was committed: I do declare that I never saw either the watch or umbrella.
THOMAS BICKNELL . I know nothing of the other woman disguising herself.
GUILTY . Aged 28. - Transported for Life .
Tasmanian Conduct Record: https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON40-1-1$init=CON40-1-1p163
197. Ann Bartlett, per America, Tried at Middlesex, 9 Dec 1830, Life.  Transported for Stealing from the person. Gaol Report – Not known at Newgate. Married 2 children. Stated this offence Stealing from the person (My husband was convicted of stealing 18 s from the person sentenced 7 years) Married one child proper name Ann Duffy husband Michael Duffy on board the Leviathan at Portsmouth. 2 months on the Town.
Several incidents and punishments recorded. She was referred to as Ux. Duffey, so presume she was with her husband.
Recommended to the Queen for a C. Pardon 28 June 1844.

197 Ann Bartlett, 28, servt. Of all work, Assigned to Mrs Mc Cormack

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 16th April, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Conduct Record: https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON40-1-1$init=CON40-1-1p163 (prev. ), firstname: Ann, surname: Bartlett, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of death: 0000, ge

Maureen Withey on 16th April, 2020 made the following changes:

alias1: Ann Duffy

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