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Ann Beard

Ann Beard, one of 100 convicts transported on the Harmony, 09 September 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Ann Beard
Aliases: Nil, Nil
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1788
Occupation: Dairymaid
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 14 years

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Isle of Man Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Harmony
Departure date: 9th September, 1828
Arrival date: 14th January, 1829
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 100 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 497 (250)
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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Ellen Spiro on 20th April, 2021 wrote:

I am not a descendant of Ann Beard. I found this information and thought to share it here.

Ann (Anne) Beard was convicted on the Isle of Man, (gaol delivery).
Court date: 14 July 1828.
Crime: Breaking, entering, stealing & receiving stolen goods. 
Sentence: transportation for 14 years. Transferred to the hulks 14 July 1828.
MS 09845/1/3/400. CON 40/1, MM 33/1, CON 18/24
The transport ship ‘Harmony’ departed on 9th Sep 1828 and arrived at Van Diemen’s Land on the 14th January 1829. Passenger manifest: travelled with 100 other convicts. 

1832: Convict musters assigned to Capt.Glor…? difficult to read.
Ann received her Ticket of Leave 1835 and was Pardoned in 1837 (after serving 9yrs). 
I have not found her after this. She may have married - further research is necessary.

PLEASE NOTE: there are several convicts name Ann Beard, and each Ann Beard came out on a different ship, on a different date and to different ports.  So, please check the information carefully as some researchers have accidentally confused and posted incorrect information.

April 20,21 – entered on https://www.hawkesbury.net.au/claimaconvict/search.php

D Wong on 20th April, 2021 wrote:


Ann Beard was listed as 40 years old on arrival.

Place of Birth: Kirkbridge (Isle of Man).

Ann was 5’2½” tall, brown hair, blue eyes, married with 8 children - “Husbd James Beard & ch. At Kirkstanton Isle of Man, I had left {him}”.

1832 Muster: Assigned to Captn. Glover.

28/10/1835: Married Thomas Hart at Sorell, Tas.
(Thomas Hart was listed as free on the Permission to Marry list - have not found ship).

Convict Changes History

Ron Garbutt on 18th March, 2020 made the following changes:

alias1: Ann Beer, alias2: Ann Bead, gender: f

Ron Garbutt on 18th March, 2020 made the following changes:


Ellen Spiro on 20th April, 2021 made the following changes:

alias1: Nil (prev. Ann Beer)

Ellen Spiro on 20th April, 2021 made the following changes:

alias2: Nil (prev. Ann Bead)

D Wong on 20th April, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1788 (prev. 0000), occupation

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