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Ann Beer

Ann Beer, one of 97 convicts transported on the Britannia, January 1798

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Ann Beer
Aliases: Anne Beard
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 24th February, 1775
Occupation: House servant
Date of Death: 1st June, 1875
Age: 100 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Kent Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Britannia III
Departure date: January, 1798
Arrival date: 18th July, 1798
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 99 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 238
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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Anonymous on 8th December, 2011 wrote:

Ann was convicted at Kent Assizes on 15th March, 1797.

Anonymous on 9th December, 2011 wrote:

Ann Beer was Ann Beard, she married John O’Donnell/O’Donald in 1810in NSW.V181091 5/1810 . They had 2 daughters, Mary Ann & Hannah. Ann Beard then lived with Thomas Johnson. Ann had a son Thomas to Thomas Johnson. Ann died @ Mcdonald River NSW in 1875. She was known as Ann Johnson when she died.

Anonymous on 10th February, 2012 wrote:

ref;norfolk island and its first settlement.by raymond nobbs.
ann beer. ship=britannia.arrived N.I ? departed before jan 1799. convict.

Denis Pember on 28th March, 2016 wrote:

Muster Records:
[Ref 6186] Ann Beer, Britannia, Off Stores, 2 children Off Stores. Wife to John O’Donnell.
[Ref 4619] John O’Donnell, Admiral Gambier, Off Stores. Shoemaker.

Denis Pember on 28th March, 2016 wrote:

Sainty & Johnson; 1828 Census of New South Wales:
Page 46…
[Ref B0779] Beard, Ann age 47 free by servitude, Britannia 1797 7 years, housekeeper to Thomas Johnstone of Portland Head.
and Page 211…
[Ref J0560] Johnstone, Thomas, 58, free by servitude, Neptune, 1790, 7 years, Protestant, Farmer, Lower Portland Head. 43 acres, 25 cleared, 20 cultivated, 4 horses, 1 cow.
[Ref J0561] Johnstone, Thomas (Jun), 7, born in the colony, Protestant.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 9th December, 2011 made the following changes:

date of birth 1782-02-24, date of death 1875-09-01, gender f

Angel on 26th January, 2016 made the following changes:

alias1: Anne Beard, date of birth: 24th February, 1775 (prev. 24th February, 1782), date of death: 1st June, 1875 (prev. 1st September, 1875), occupation

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