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Ann Chapman

Ann Chapman, one of 101 convicts transported on the Lord Melville, August 1816

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Ann Chapman
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1792
Occupation: Maid
Date of Death: 1856
Age: 64 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: York, North Riding Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lord Melville
Departure date: August, 1816
Arrival date: 24th February, 1817
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 102 other convicts

References

Primary source: Craig James Smee in 'Births & Baptisms Marriages & Defacto Relationships Deaths & Burials New South Wales 1788-1820' Portia Robinson 'Women of Botany Bay 1788-1827' Ancestry.com
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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Dennis Nightingale on 5th April, 2015 wrote:

Born: Northallerton Yorkshire, England. Died: Richmond NSW. Convicted North Riding York 17 Oct 1815. Married Jacob Innes 22 Aug 1826 St Mathews C of E Richmond NSW.

iain Frazier on 18th August, 2019 wrote:

Ann became a domestic servant after arriving in NSW.
She is recorded in census’s in 1822, 1823, 1824, 1825,1828; free by Servitude from 1823 & with a child Jacob apparantly born in 1821.
In 1822 living Parramatta.
In 1823/4/5 living with Jacob (Innes) at Windsor.
son born in 1823.
son baptised age8m St Peters Richmond Anglican? 1825 while partner Jacob (Innes).
son born/baptised St Peters Richmond Anglican? 1826 while partner Jacob (Innes).
She married Jacob (Innes) at St Peters Richmond 1826; he apparantly had Ticket of Leave by this time)
Jacob (Innes) arrived NSW on HMS GLATTON in 1802.
She was at muster Sydney 1828 & a daughter was also born this year to be baptised age11m St Peters Richmond Anglican?
One of her sons died in 1897 age74.

Jacob (Innes) was born 1773.  In 1801 Jacob, a labourer, was convicted theft w/3others stealing wagon full of supplies from Naval Dockyards Chatham at Maidstone Assizes Kent-to be hung/reprieved to Life.  He then spent some time on Thames hulk.
He was transported to NSW on HMS GLATTON in 1802.
In 1849 he died age64.

My research has found an Ann (Chapman) born in Hawnby YKS on 20 9 1790 to Thomas & Jane (Hildreth) with an ancestry leading back to mine.
It goes as follows:-and we must allow for some doubt on many of the details:-

CHAPMAN

Lancelot A b.23 10 1660 Hawnby Hall Hawnby/Bilsdale Midcable YKS NR
        d.2 8 1737 Hawnby Hall/Bilsdale Midcable YKS NR
        m1.Frances/Ann (Cou/ussons/Cossins) 15ch
              b.1660/1 Hawnby Hall/Bilsdale Midcable YKS NR
              d.1709or37 Hawnby/Bilsdale Midcable YKS NR
        m2.Phillis (Yellow/uley/Yellouily/Villonsley)
              b.1669? Helmsley N YKS bap.19 10/11 1669
              d.25/8 4 1743 Hawnby YKS

1
Thomas 4th child b.1686/8 New Hall Hawnby/Bilsdale Midcable N YKS
                        known as ‘the carpenter of Hawnby Hall’
            d.3 1741/64 Hawnby Hall YKS NR
            m2.Elizabeth (Bell 2ndm) 3ch b.23 2/9 1684 Hawnby Hall YKS
                              d.13 3 1719 Hawnby N YKS
            m1.Ann/e (Sadler) on 7 5 1704 25?ch b.1692? Hawnby YKS
                                    d.10 1752 Hawnby YKS

James 5/19th child b.29 1 1726/7 Hawnby Hall YKS
    d.31 5 1806 Hawnby/Snilesworth YKS
    m.Ann/e (Appleby/Appleton) 12ch
                b.1722 Laddlegill
              orb.18 6 1731 Oldstead YKS
                d.1814/5/11 4 1816 Snilesworth YKS

Thomas 1st child b.1751 Hawnby YKS d.1 1832 Hawnby YKS
            m.Jane (Hildrith) 5ch b.1763 Osmotherley YKS
                          d.1 1832 Hawnby YKS

Ann 1st child b.20 9 1790 Hawnby YKS

iain Frazier on 18th August, 2019 wrote:

Ann became a maid-was ‘a notorious thief’-description of keeper York Castle & repeated by surgeon LORD MELVILLE

iain Frazier on 26th February, 2020 wrote:

As mentioned, there is an Ann in a distant branch of my tree, who may be the Ann considered here.

Details are (all Yorkshire):-
Thomas (Chapman) was born at Laddlegill Hawnby in 1757.  He married Jane (Hildreth/Hildrith) and produced 5children.  He died in Jan 1832 age85? at Hawnby.
Jane (Hildeth/Hildrith) was born at Osmotherley in 1763.  She died in Jan 1832 age69? at Hawnby.
The children were:-
1.Ann who was born at Hawnby on 20 Sep 1790. I know more details of her, she fits our Ann only by the date of her birth.
2.Hannah who was born at hawnby on 26 Dec 1791 & died on 14 Feb 1794 age2 at Hawnby.
3.James who was born at Hawnby on6 Jun 1793 & died on 25 Jul 1794 age11m at Hawnby.
4.James who was born at Hawnby on 8 Apr 1795 & died on 1 Jan 1878 age82 at Pickering Workhouse.  He had produced 3-9children with Ann (Wilkinson).
5.Jane who was born at Hawnby on 23 Jul 1798 & died in 1815? age17? at Deptford Kent.  She had married Thomas (Atkinson).
                              or died on 27 Apr 1872 age73 at Coxwold.  In this version she had married Thomas (Atkinson) & produced 8children.

My tree then goes back to 900s & forward to now.

Jacob Innes has an entry on this Website.

Convict Changes History

Dennis Nightingale on 5th April, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1792 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1856 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime

iain Frazier on 18th August, 2019 made the following changes:

source: Craig James Smee in 'Births & Baptisms Marriages & Defacto Relationships Deaths & Burials New South Wales 1788-1820' Portia Robinson 'Women of Botany Bay 1788-1827' Ancestry.com (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and

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