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Anne Maria Morgan

Anne Maria Morgan, one of 99 convicts transported on the Competitor, 09 June 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Anne Maria Morgan
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1779
Occupation: Cook/laundress
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 Life

Crime: Bad notes
Convicted at: Hereford Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Competitor
Departure date: 9th June, 1828
Arrival date: 10th October, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 98 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 412
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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Tony Beale on 31st October, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 Bound Indentures From Hereford read and write widowed protestant with 7 children convicted of forged bank notes 5’ 1 3/4” ruddy complexion brown grey eyes assigned to John Eyre Parramatta

Ann Maria Morgan in the New South Wales, Australia, Convict Applications for the Publication of Banns, 1829
Name: Ann Maria Morgan Assigned to Mr Eyres school master and has given permission
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1779
Age: 50
Arrival year: 1828
Arriving Vessel: Canada 5
Spouse Name: John Norcliffe has a trade and is well able to support a wife
Spouse Gender: Male
Spouse Birth Year: 1779
Spouse Age: 50
Spouse Arrival Year: 1819
Spouse Vessel: Competitor
Marriage Year: Abt 1829
Application Date: 17 Aug 1829
Application Place: Saint Johns Church, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia Rev Samuel Marsden

Kelvin Skyrme on 26th January, 2022 wrote:

Anne Maria Morgan was before the Judge in July 1827, indicted for knowingly passing a forged £5 note. Mr. William Peake, a local butcher, gave evidence that she had given him the note in payment of her bill. He in turn, had changed it with Mr. Thomas Morris, a shop man in a grocers’ shop in the High Street. Mr. Morris, as was the custom of the day, wrote the butcher’s surname on the note so it was easily identifiable when presented as evidence in court. The forgery was such a good one that the note was only rejected when presented to the bank, at which point, in fairness,  it was returned to the defendant with a request to replace it, which she did. Subsequently, and rather damningly for her, she then attempted to pass the note again. She gave it to a young lad, Charles Allen, asking him to run an errand and buy some material. She also told him not to say that the note was hers, this had consequences for the boy as, when everything began to unravel, he was so scared that he would be in trouble that he ran away and didn’t return to Hereford for nearly two weeks. Return he did though, and gave evidence for the prosecution in court. Anne Maria Morgan was found guilty but the Jury strongly recommended her for mercy. The Judge addressed the prisoner, telling her that he had been minded to let her suffer the full extent of the law i.e. death, however, as she was not a persistent offender, he thought her a proper subject to be recommended to His Majesty’s mercy. He handed down a ‘death recorded’ sentence and advised her that she would be transported for life. She set sail on the ‘Competitor’ which was a 425 ton, Whitby built ship of 1813, making it’s second and final voyage to the Colonies, under her Master John Steward and Surgeon Thomas Hunter. She left London on 13th June 1828 and arrived in Port Jackson on 10th October, carrying a total of 99 female convicts.

Convict Changes History

Tony Beale on 31st October, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1779 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime

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