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Ann Bennett

Ann Bennett, one of 80 convicts transported on the Harmony, 12 May 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Ann Bennett
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1809
Occupation: Hairdresser
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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: Theft~grand larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Harmony
Departure date: 12th May, 1827
Arrival date: 27th September, 1827
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 79 other convicts

References

Primary source: Old Bailey - online. Ancestry. England & Wales Criminal Registers HO26/33, page 14. State Records NSW (Butts of COF, NRS 12210, Archive Roll 993). Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 178
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

Dan Tucker on 4th January, 2021 wrote:

After her sentence she boarded a fishing boat to Melbourne as a primary settler and one of only two women to explore the new Victorian cove. She was believed to have unofficially wed a man last name, Condon in Melbourne. Believed to be the first union in the new settlement.

Iris Dunne on 4th January, 2021 wrote:

Criminal Register: Offence Larceny

Convict Index 1788-1868: Year of Birth 1809, Single

Certificate of Freedom No. 34/716 dated 3 June 1834, Prisoner No. 27/2221, Year of Birth 1809, Trade Servant, Native Place London, Offence Stealing Cloak, Trial 15 Feb. 1827, Remarks: Wife of John Glover of Parramatta

Iris Dunne on 4th January, 2021 wrote:

The Proceedings of the Old Bailey
Ann Bennett
Theft: Grand Larceny
15th February 1827
720. ANN BENNETT was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of February , 1 pelisse, value 1l. , the goods of Hannah Simpkin , spinster .

HANNAH SIMPKIN. I am single, and live at No. 37, Cromer-street . This pelisse hung in my room, which is on the first floor. On the 10th of February the prisoner, who was a stranger, came to the room, and asked for a lodging for her sister; I agreed to take her sister at 2s. a week; I saw the pelisse when she came in; she had told me to go to a house in Euston-square, to clean it; when I got there, I found it was all a trick; when I returned she was gone, and I missed the pelisse - I went out, and saw her crossing Skinner-street, and took it from her.

SARAH SIMPKIN . I am the prosecutrix’s mother - the prisoner came and inquired for a lodging for her sister; when my daughter had gone some time, she went away; I left her in the room.

WILLIAM COLLIER . I took her in charge.(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Seven Years.
https://www.oldbaileyonline.org/browse.jsp?div=t18270215-227

Certificate of Freedom
https://records-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/f/1e5kcq1/INDEX303888

Convict Changes History

Dan Tucker on 4th January, 2021 made the following changes:

gender: f, occupation, crime

Iris Dunne on 4th January, 2021 made the following changes:

source: England & Wales Criminal Registers HO26/33, page 14. State Records NSW (Butts of COF, NRS 12210, Archive Roll 993). Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 178 (prev. Australian Joint Copying

Iris Dunne on 4th January, 2021 made the following changes:

source: Old Bailey - online. Ancestry. England & Wales Criminal Registers HO26/33, page 14. State Records NSW (Butts of COF, NRS 12210, Archive Roll 993). Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 178

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