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Ann Johnson

Ann Johnson, one of 109 convicts transported on the Midas, 22 July 1825

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Ann Johnson
Aliases: Ann Ball
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1808
Occupation: Dressmaker
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Midas
Departure date: 22nd July, 1825
Arrival date: 17th December, 1825
Place of arrival New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 108 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 280
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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Penny-Lyn Beale on 7th October, 2021 wrote:

1825 - UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals,
Ship; Midas
Name; Ann Johnson
Age; 17 [1808]
Disease; Sea-sickness

1826 - Convicts Application to Marry - Date; 14 Aug 1826.
Andrew Ball. Age; 35. Ship; Somersetshire 7 years - Free.
Ann Johnson. Age; 20. Ship; Grenada ** - 7 years. Bond. ** As per Register **
Rev R. Hill. Sydney

1826 - Australia, Marriage Index.
Andrew Ball & Ann Johnson
Marriage Date: 1826 - Sydney, New South Wales
Registration Year: 1826
Volume Number: V B

1828 - Australia Census. 1828
Andrew Ball; Age; 37. F. S. Ship; Somersetshire - 1814 - Protestant. Publican, George Street.
Ann Ball; Age; 22. G. S. Ship; Midas. 1825.
Andrew Jnr Ball; Age; 15 months - Born Colony
Henry Ball; Age; 20. Came Free. Ship; Elizabeth - 1823.

1832 - Certificate of Freedom. 18 Feb 1832
Ship; Midas - 1825
Age; 24 [1808]
No; 32/91
Native Place; Marylebone
Trade or calling; Seamstress
Trial Date; 17 Feb 1825
Height; 5 ft. 2 1/2 in
Eyes; Grey to Blue
Hair; Brown, Dark
Completion; Fair
Remarks; Wife to Andrew Brown

Penny-Lyn Beale on 7th October, 2021 wrote:

Old Bailey On-Line

Born; 1809

Tried; 17 February 1825. Tried at Old Bailey, London (Middlesex Goal delivery). Accused of theft from a specified place (stealing, on the 11th of February, eight spoons, value 30 s.; two fruit knives, value 4 s.; a fork, value 2 s.; and two wine labels, value 6 s.; the goods of Alexander Bartioli , in the dwelling-house of John Cale). Found guilty (theft under 40s).

GUILTY. Aged 16. Of stealing to the value of 39 s. only . - Transported for Seven Years .

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 7th October, 2021 made the following changes:

alias1: Ann Ball, date of birth: 1808 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation

Penny-Lyn Beale on 7th October, 2021 made the following changes:


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