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Ann Dowd

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Ann Dowd
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1771
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1829
Age: 58 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to unknown

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Dublin City
Sentence term: unknown
Ship: Experiment
Departure date: 21st January, 1809
Arrival date: 25th June, 1809
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 8 other convicts

References

Primary source: NSW State Records, Convict Ships "Experiment" 1809; Freemans Journal, Sat 9 January 1808 p3. NSW State Records - 4/4427; Reel 601 T/L 12/0062. Convict Muster 1811, 1819. NSW Census 1828. Parramatta St John's Burial register 1829.
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Community Contributions

Robin Sharkey on 10th April, 2017 wrote:

Ann Dowd was transported for 7 years on “Experiment” that arrived in Sydney in June 1809, for stealing.  Her trial was at Quarter Sessions in Dublin before the Recorder:

“Ann Dowd, for stealing three quilts and several other articles from Mrs Major of Wentworth-Place - Guilty - to be transported for 7 . years,”  (Freemans Journal 9th/1st/1808 p 3).

Was in jail for a year before departure in January 1809.

In Feb 1811 was a convict. (prisoners muster)]
1812 obtained ticket of Leave no 12/0062

1814 Muster - “Free” off stores. Single.

From at least 1819 (if not before) she was living with Bernard O’Neil, Irishman per the “Minerva” in 1797. He was several years older than her. No marriage record.

1819 muster - recorded as ” ‘J’ O’Neal” i.e. living with him.
1822: Free by Servitude,  residing t Parramatta. Wife of B. Neile

1825 Fby S, residing at Parramatta, wife of “Ben Oneale”

1828 Census AGED 55 (would be 57 or 58 based on 1809 ship-board age). Catholic. FbyS living in household of Bernard O’Neil (said to be 64 yrs) at Parramatta. No-one else lived with them.

DEATH in 1829. Recorded now as aged 52 years. Washerwoman. buried by Rev Marsden, registereda t St Joh’s Parramatta.

Convict Changes History

Robin Sharkey on 10th April, 2017 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: years, voyage, source: NSW State Records, Convict Ships "Experiment" 1809; Freemans Journal, Sat 9 January 1808 p3. NSW State Records - 4/4427; Reel 601 T/L 12/0062. Convict Muster 1811, 1819. NSW Census 1828. Parramatta St John's Bur

Robin Sharkey on 10th April, 2017 made the following changes:

voyage

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