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Ann Hubie

Ann Hubie, one of 120 convicts transported on the Canada, March 1810

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Ann Hubie
Aliases: Huby, Hewlett, Herbert, Ruby
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1790
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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: Pickpocket
Convicted at: York (City) Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Canada
Departure date: March, 1810
Arrival date: 8th September, 1810
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 121 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 10; Leeds Mercury - Saturday 06 August 1808, p.3
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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Julie Moriarty on 31st March, 2017 wrote:

6 August 1808
Leeds Mercury Newspaper
Elizabeth Dinsdale and Ann Hubie, charged with having picked the pocket of Samuel Bates,in the public street in the city of York, of a silver watch, - Guilty - To be transported seven years.

Julie Moriarty on 22nd June, 2018 wrote:

New South Wales Australia Convict Indents 1788-1842


Name: Ann Hubie
Date of Conviction: 30 Jul 1808
Place of Conviction: York
Vessel: Canada (2)
Port of Arrival: Sydney
Date of Arrival: 10 Sep 1810

1828 Census residing at Church St, Parramatta with William Barron (aka Barnes) per Barwell.

Their children Elizabeth, Isaac, Harriet, Sarah, Henry, Ann.

Alex Baulch on 15th August, 2018 wrote:

Buried at All Saints Cemetery, Parramatta.
As Annie Barnes

Robin Sharkey on 6th October, 2018 wrote:


When the Leeds Mercury recorded on 6 August 1808 that Ann Hubie had been found guilty of picking a pocket of silver watch, it also recorded that she and Elizabeth Dinsdale were “Prisoners in the New Gaol”. This was as opposed to being prisoners in the York Castle as were all the prisoners whose names and trials were listed before them.
York Herald of 30 July 1808 p.3 recorded the same, but included that the women had been “charged upon the oaths of Samuel Bates, Elizabeth Thornton and others” and that the crime had been committed “in the public street, in the parish of All Saints, Pavement, in this city ...”

She remained there in the new city gaol for 19 months until she was removed to be sent down to London to be transported:

Hull Advertiser and Exchange Gazette - Saturday 24 February 1810, p.3 “On Sunday [i.e. 18th Feb 1810]  the following female convicts left York Castle in order to be delivered on board the Canada transport ship, now under orders for Botany Bay - Eleanor Walsh, Nancy Taylor, Elizabeth Richmond, Sarah Williamson and Mary Ogle. ... ALSO James Graham and ANN HUBIE were sent from the city gaol to be delivered as above.”

The Canada departed on 23 March 1810.
Its offical arrival date in Port Jackson, NSW was 10th September 1810.
The voyage was five and a half months long.

ANN HUBIE conceived a child on board, named Emmanuel.
* If he was delivered around his due date then Ann had disembarked the ship four months’ pregnant
* Baby Emmanuel was born on 24 February 1811.
* He would have been conceived in mid May, during the voyage of “Canada” (based on average lengths of pregnancy).
* Ann named the father as Charles Curtis when she baptised the baby on 10 March when he was 2 weeks old. He would be a sailor onboard (by then soldiers were no longer set as guards on convicts ships).

From the baptism records of St Phillip’s church in Sydney.

This child however would be aged 17 years in 1828 Census and would appear to be the girl “Elizabeth” aged 17 years living with her mother Ann, then known as “Barnes”.

William Barron, tried 1792, per “Barwell” in 1798 with a 14 year sentence, was recorded on 9 June 1810 as having obtained his free certificate. This is the man who Ann Hubie then settled with.

The baby Emanuel is not recorded with Ann again.

In his memorial dated 1820 seeking a grant of land, William Barron recorded that he resided at parramatta and had “a wife and three children”,  He was put down by Macquarie for “50 acres”. The three children would have been his children with Ann Hubie:

1. Elizabeth Barnes was born 9 November 1812, baptised 15 August 1813. at Parramattta, daughter of Williams Barnes and Ann “Hewlet”. In the 1828 Census a I7-yr-old Ann is recorded as living with Ann and William.

2. Isaac was born 1 November 1814, baptism recorded as “Barran” father noted as WIlliam “Barran” i.e Barron, and mother as Ann Huby.

3. Harriet, birth recorded as “BARNS, Harriet B”, baptised 1818, parents William & Ann.  Recorded in 1828 Census as aged 10, living with Ann and William.

They went on to have more children, recorded in 1828 Census as being:
* Sarah, 8; 
* Henry, 4 and
* Ann, 2 (baptism recorded as Ann in 1826, daughter of William Barnes & Ann).

In the 1828 Census householders’ return for Parramatta District, Ann was recorded as aged 38 years, arrived per “Canada”, 7 years sentence, Free by Servitude. William made his mark on the householder return page.

Convict Changes History

Julie Moriarty on 31st March, 2017 made the following changes:

surname: Hubie / Huby (prev. Hubie), alias1: Hewlett, alias2: Herbert, date of birth: 1790 (prev. 0000), crime

Iris Dunne on 22nd June, 2018 made the following changes:

surname: Hubie (prev. Hubie / Huby), alias3: Ann Huby, gender: f

Robin Sharkey on 6th October, 2018 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 10; Leeds Mercury - Saturday 06 August 1808, p.3 (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Numbe

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