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Ann Beck

Ann Beck, one of 170 convicts transported on the Sea Queen, 08 May 1846

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Ann Beck
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1811
Occupation: Prostitute
Date of Death: 7th November, 1846
Age: 35 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Lancaster. Liverpool Boro Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Sea Queen
Departure date: 8th May, 1846
Arrival date: 29th August, 1846
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 169 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 59 (31). --0-- Tasmania, Australia, Convict Court and Selected Records, 1800-1899; Register; Registers of convict deaths, 1845-1874.
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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Dianne Jones on 19th May, 2022 wrote:

DEATH:

7 November, 1846: Ann Beck died in hospital at New Norfolk. There are no details in this document, but her Conduct Record calls her “insane, a great pilferer and very destructive”. It says she was “a thief and a prostitute” (https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON41-1-10$init=CON41-1-10p11). Another document lists her as “unfit, sick” (http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/ai04043).

Dianne Jones on 19th May, 2022 wrote:

CRIME: 2 February 1845—convicted for stealing a shirt; 5 times imprisoned for vagrancy (https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON41-1-10$init=CON41-1-10p11).

Dianne Jones on 19th May, 2022 wrote:

OTHER DETAILS:

“Surgeon’s report on Sea Queen: ‘Insane. Great pilferer and very destructive’.

Assessed as unfit for service on arrival and no indent taken.

‘Mania’

Detailed case report from surgeon:

Folios 4-5: case no 1, Ann Beck, aged 35, convict, taken ill at sea; sick or hurt, mania, disposed to pilfer any and every thing that came in her way, the peculiar manner in which she pursued it - nothing escaped her notice however trifling, and her feet were employed as well as her hands to effect her purpose - then concealing such things in her bosum [sic], up her sleeves, beneath her clothes, and the variety of articles as rags, yarns, shaving, pieces of cloth, that she managed to accumulate; put on sick list 15 May 1846, sent 1 September 1846 to hospital.” (http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/ai04043)

Convict Changes History

Dianne Jones on 19th May, 2022 made the following changes:

gender: f

Dianne Jones on 19th May, 2022 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 59 (31). --0-- Tasmania, Australia, Convict Court and Selected Records, 1800-1899; Register; Registers of convict deaths, 1845-1874. (prev. Australian

Dianne Jones on 19th May, 2022 made the following changes:

occupation

Dianne Jones on 19th May, 2022 made the following changes:

crime

Dianne Jones on 19th May, 2022 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1811 (prev. 0000)

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