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Anne Faye

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Anne Faye
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 2nd January, 1843
Age: -

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 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Ireland, Dublin
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Marquis Cornwallis
Departure date: 9th August, 1795
Arrival date: 11th February, 1796
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 46 other convicts


Primary source: Mayberry, Peter; Comp, Irish Convicts in NSW 1788-1849. Freeman’s Journal, Saturday 30 May 1795, p.2 Sainty, Malcolm and Johnson, Keith; 1828 Census of New South Wales.
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Denis Pember on 21st February, 2016 wrote:

In the colony, Ann married William Bellamy (Convict, Active, 1791).
William Belmey [sic] of the parish of Parramatta and Ann Fay [sic] were married in this church by Banns this tenth day of July by me Samuel Marsden.
William and Ann both signed the register with their X marks In the presence of William Civil and Sarah Brusell who both made their X marks.
Ann and William had 7 children located so far.

Denis Pember on 21st February, 2016 wrote:

Sainty & Johnson; 1828 Census of New South Wales:
Page 47…
[Ref B0943] Bellamy, William 56 free by servitude, Active, 1793, 7 years, Protestant, settler, Castle Hill, 200 acres 60 cleared 50 cultivated 9 horses.
[Ref B0944] Bellamy, Ann 74, free by servitude, Cornwallis 1797 7 years, Protestant.

Three of their children are also mentioned, now with their own families.
[Ref B0932] Bellamy, James, 31, BC (with his wife Hannah nèe Singleton).
[Ref B0939] Bellamy, John, 30, BC (with his wife Margaret nèe Kelly).
[Ref C1124] Clack, Sarah, 28, BC (with her husband Henry Clack).

Robin Sharkey on 20th March, 2019 wrote:


Freeman’s Journal, Saturday 30 May 1795, p.2
“AT an adjournment of the quarter sessions for the county of Dublin, held last Tuesday [26 May] at Kilmainham, Ann Fay and Catherine Byrne, found guilty of felony in a dwelling house to the value of 4s9d were ordered to be transported for a term of seven years.”

The indent of the Marquis Cornwallis, departed Ireland 1795, arrived February 1796, recorded her as “Ann Fay or Foy”. 
Catherine Byrne appears not to have been transported.

Robin Sharkey on 20th March, 2019 wrote:

Ann Fay’s marriage occurred in July 1797, seventeen months after she arrived.

Prior to that, one year after her arrival in NSW, Ann Fay gave birth to a child who she recorded as the son of Stephen Lellis. He was born on 18 February 1797, and baptised at St John’s Church, Parramatta by Rev Samuel Marsden.  The child was named WIlliam, and appears as William Fay and also William Lellis. (Possibly Stephen Lellis was in the Marine Corps, as he does not appear as a convict).

Before her own marriage, she was the witness (with John Sullivan) to the marriage of Bridget O’Donnell and Thomas McCabe at Parramatta on 15 May 1797.  The bride, Bridget O’Donnell, had also been tried at Dublin, just a few months after Ann, in July 1795. both had sailed together as convicts on “Marquis Cornwallis”.  Both were probably sent up to Parramatta on arrival.

The man Ann married on 10 July 1797, was Richard BELLAMY (recorded as “Belmey” in the Parramatta Marriage register for St John’s). He was the Wm Bellamy convict per “Active” in 1791 who had been tried in 1789 at the Old Bailey for stealing 6 pairs of leather shoes and sentenced to 7 years’ transportation.

Robin Sharkey on 20th March, 2019 wrote:


Ann and William Bellamy had four children:
1798 - James Zadock Bellamy. Died 1785
1800 -  Sarah (m Clack, Howarth), Died 1782
1803 - John died 1873
1807 -  Charlotte died 1811.

In July 1801 they were living on 100acres, with 19 cleared and under cultivation of maize.

In 1802, 24 acres were cleared, with 20 acres wheat and 4 acres of maize planned. they had 16 hogs in total.

In August 1804 this land was officially granted to William, in the district of Dundas.

In August 1806 he was renting a further 5 acres, at the Field of Mars and employing convict John Penrow per “Rolla”. Of his total 130 acres farmed, he had sown 11 acres of wheat, 10 of maize and 4 of barley as well as potatoes and a 1 acre orchard and garden. There were 9 sheep in total and 12 hogs in total. His wife and FOUR children were off stores. this means that Ann’s son - William Lellis, aged 9 - was alive and living with the family.

The 1814 Census recorded William Bellamy as a landholder; mustered at Parramatta, and Ann now Free, as his wife with two children off the stores. This implies that Ann’s son William (17), together with James (16) and Sarah (14) were living elsewhere.

In the 1822 muster Ann and William were still living on their 100 acre grant, with 30 acres under wheat, plus maize, oats and potatoes growing and their orchard.

Ann’s family did well in NSW.
Their son James Bellamy was given his own land grant in 1816, and again in 1824. James married quite young in 1818 to Hannah Singleton (she died in 1869, registered Parramatta). They had many children:
Charlotte in 1819, Susannah in 1821, William in 1822, James jnr in 1823 (died Parramatta “aged 25” in 1852), Mary in 1825, Caroline in 1827, Ann in 1831, Sarah in 1832, Elizabeth in 1834, James in 1826 and Joseph in 1840.

In 1837 James, (aged 28), had three convicts assigned to him.

Ann & William’s daughter Sarah married also in 1818, on 27 July, to Henry Clack or Clarke, convict per ‘Admiral Gambier’ . Neither could sign their name on the marriage register of St John’s Parramatta.
She was aged 18, and henry 25. In the 1828 census they had two children, John B 1824 and Henry B 1826.  There were also Sarah B 8 April 1829, father recorded at her baptism as a farmer at Pennant Hills;  William B 17 November 1831 who died same year as a little baby - his father Henry was recorded in St John’s register as a sawyer of Pennant Hills. Jane B 1833, father Henry recorded as a farmer of Pennant Hills,  (Jane married aged 15 to Wm Buckley; Anne B 21 January 1836 (Father Henry recorded as a sawyer of Pennant Hills) ; Mary Anne B 25 January 1838 and another William B 3 October 1841, (Henry recorded as a farmer for the last two children.
Henry Clarke had died by 1844, when Sarah married again (age 43) to Benjamin Howarth. Their son, James Howarth, was born the same year, 1844.

Ann Bellamy, nee Irish Convict Ann Foy / Fay Died at Pennant Hills in 1843, living to see all this extended family and her family’s prosperity.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 21st February, 2016 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Mayberry, Peter; Comp, Irish Convicts in NSW 1788-1849. Sainty, Malcolm and Johnson, Keith; 1828 Census of New South Wales. (prev. ), firstname: Anne, surname: Faye, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date

Robin Sharkey on 20th March, 2019 made the following changes:

source: Mayberry, Peter; Comp, Irish Convicts in NSW 1788-1849. Freeman’s Journal, Saturday 30 May 1795, p.2 Sainty, Malcolm and Johnson, Keith; 1828 Census of New South Wales. (prev. Mayberry, Peter; Comp, Irish Convicts in NSW 1788-1849. Sainty, Malcolm

Robin Sharkey on 20th March, 2019 made the following changes:


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