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Ann Leden

Ann Leden, one of 173 convicts transported on the John Renwick, 25 April 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Ann Leden
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1821
Occupation: Nursery maid
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: Robbing a person
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: John Renwick
Departure date: 25th April, 1838
Arrival date: 27th August, 1838
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 172 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 258
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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Community Contributions

Patricia McGufficke on 26th September, 2018 wrote:

Surname has been recorded as LEYDEN, LEADON, and LEDEN. Convict indent states she was Roman Catholic, could not read or write, and was from County Meath; Certificate of Freedom states from County Mayo, Ireland. 
She was 5’ 1 1/2” tall, ruddy complexion, freckled and pock pitted, with light sandy hair and dark grey eyes.  She had no marks or scars (184.38 Indent No. 23). Again, her Certificate of Freedom states she had a scar on the palm of her right hand near the little finger.  She held a Ticket of Leave No. 43/1209 Dated 24 April 1843 and was the wife of James Wilson, ship John (3) who was free by servitude.
  Anne married James Wilson on 13 June 1840 at the Scots Church, Sydney, and there are two known children born to James Wilson and Ann.
  Her prison number was 38/184. Originally she was allowed to live only in the Parramatta District, but on 9 May 1843 this was changed to allow her to live in Sydney “for so long only as she remains in the service of Mr Henry Ferris”. This letter, Reg. 43/5771, per the Government minute on a list from the Matron of the Female Factory Parramatta, RN 43/4036. 
  Henry Ferris received his Conditional Pardon 1 Jan 1840, having arrived in the Colony per the Marquis Huntly 1.  The following year, he was importing 20 casks vinegar and 3 cases of annatto, an orange-red condiment and food colouring used in many processed food products such as cheeses, butter and cakes. In 1842 Henry Ferris lived in Druitt Street, which is where Ann’s first child, was born.

Patricia McGufficke on 26th September, 2018 wrote:

It is not known when Anne moved from Ireland to London, but on 29 January 1838 she was tried at the Old Bailey (Central Criminal Court) and sentenced to 7 years transportation for robbing her master, Samuel Alabaster, a baker of 2 half-crowns, 7 shillings, 7 sixpences, and 1 fourpenny piece.  All prisoners tried at the Old Bailey were kept in Newgate Prison during their trial.  Court records indicate that Ann had not gone to school.
  There is a full account of Ann’s trial on the Old Bailey website.

James Wilson, son of a butcher, born Aug 1853 died 5 Feb 1854, Kent Street, Sydney aged 6 months.

Convict Changes History

Patricia McGufficke on 26th September, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1821 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

Iris Dunne on 26th September, 2018 made the following changes:

gender: f

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