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Ann Fowler

Ann Fowler, one of 62 convicts transported on the Indispensible, February 1809

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Ann Fowler
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1781
Occupation: Servant
Date of Death: -
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: Grand larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivey on 26 October 1808
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Indispensible
Departure date: February, 1809
Arrival date: 18th August, 1809
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 62 other convicts


Primary source: Old Bailey. State Archives, Indents (NRS 12188; Item: 4/4004; Microfiche: 632)& HO10/36 & HO10/11. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 420
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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Iris Dunne on 19th September, 2019 wrote:

The Proceedings of the Old Bailey
Ann Fowler
Theft: Grand Larceny
26th November 1808
741. ANN FOWLER was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 27th of September , a table cloth, value 15 s. the property of Isaac Hill .

ISAAC HILL . I live at 400, in the Strand ; I am a hatter .

Q. Did you lose a table cloth at any time - A. Yes. The prisoner at the bar came to live servant with me on the 6th of September; on the 29th of September she stopped out all night; the following day she behaved extremely insolent and we discharged her.

Q. How long after she was discharged did you examine the state of your linen - A. I think it was the 2nd of October we searched, and missed a great many articles.

Q. Can you say from your own knowledge that there was a table cloth missing - A. Yes. In consequence of which I went to Donaldson the officer; he found a duplicate on her person; we took her up on Sunday morning; the officer has got the duplicate. It directed me to Mr. Turner in Brydges street.

Q. Do you know the table cloth when it is produced - A. Yes, there is my name written upon it in full length, in permanent ink.

Q. What is the value of that table cloth - A. Fifteen shillings.

Q. Are you sure that the table cloth was in your house when she came into your service - A. Yes, it was used the day before.

- DONALDSON. I am constable of St. Martin’s in the Fields.

Q. Did you apprehend this woman in consequence of information of the former witness - A. I did. On Sunday the 2nd of October, I took her in custody and searched her; in her right hand pocket I found this duplicate of a table cloth, pawned on the 1st of October, for three shillings; I went to Mr. Turner’s on that Sunday morning; he shewed me the table cloth. The prisoner said she had the duplicate of a woman of the name of Turner, at the King’s Arms in Oxford road; she told me the woman had gone down to Chatham.

GEORGE TURNER . Q. Are you the son of Mr. Turner, pawnbroker, Brydges street - A. Yes. On Saturday morning the 1st of October, I took in the table cloth; I advanced three shillings on it; I cannot swear to the person I took it in of; it was a woman.

Q. You gave her a duplicate - A. Yes.

Q. Is that the duplicate - A. Yes; Donaldson gave me the duplicate; that is the duplicate I gave with the article.

Prisoner’s Defence. I did not pledge the cloth myself; I had the duplicate given me in the street, by a woman that is gone down in the country.

GUILTY , aged 27.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.

Bound Indentures: conviction 26 Oct 1808

1822 Muster - Free by Servitude, Housekeeper to Price Wims (or Wines)

Certificate of Freedom No.65 dated 3 June 1824

Convict Changes History

Iris Dunne on 19th September, 2019 made the following changes:

source: Old Bailey. State Archives, Indents (NRS 12188; Item: 4/4004; Microfiche: 632)& HO10/36 & HO10/11. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 420 (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfi

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