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Ann Norris, one of 101 convicts transported on the Lucy Davidson, 10 July 1829
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||Servant of all work
|Date of Death:
life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 106
||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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Roger Churm on 1st May, 2019 wrote:
Old Bailey Proceedings
Ann Norris,Maria Davis,and Maria Smith.
1045.Ann Norris,Maria Davis and Maria Smith was indicted for stealing on the 8th of April,1 pair of stays,value 5s.,the goods of Sarah Moss.
Sarah Moss.I am a stay-maker,and live in Prospect-row,Kingsland.On the 8th of April the three prisoners came together to my shop-Davis asked to look at a pair of stays,pointing to a pair marked 8s 6d;I showed them to her -Norris said “You had better have coloured ones"and I took some coloured ones out of the window -Davis then said,“I had rather have cotton fronts” I showed some of them;they looked first at one pair,and then at another,and said they were too high a price;they took up a pair marked 8s.6d.,and Norris said,they were much the best,but I must take less for them -I offered them for 8s;they said they could not afford that -I said they saw them ticketed,and new the price before they came in-they began to turn round,and at that moment a balloon were up from Greenwich,which took our notice,and they bade me good-afternoon -I directly missed a dark pair of stays -I followed and found them walking arm in arm together,Norris in the middle- I called a neighbour and took hold of Norris.I said “you have got a pair of stays of mine”- she said “You wretch,you hussy,I have no such thing”- I said, “You have a dark pair of stays of mine,and I will not loose hold of you” The officer came up; there were taken;and the stays found on Norris,she and Davis had been acting parties -Smith took no share in the conversation.
(Property produced and sworn to)
John Bride.I saw the prisoners taken back to Mrs Moss, shop-I was standing by the right arm of Thompson,and heard Norris,clothes rustling-Thompson said. “There is something dropped” I saw the stays on the floor and have no doubt that they fell from Norris.
Cross-examined by Mr Barry.Q. You Saw them searched,did you not?.A. Yes;six or seven shillings were found on them-there were no other persons in my shop when the balloon went up;I saw the stays drop- when they came in my counter was quite clear.
The prisoners all received a good character.
NORRIS- GUILTY.Aged 22
SMITH - NOT GUILTY
Penny-Lyn Beale on 4th January, 2022 wrote:
1829 - New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents. Ship; Lucy Davison
Indent No; 55
Name; Ann Norris
Age; 25 years. Reads, Married - 1 Child ON BOARD
Native Place; London
Trade or calling; Silk winder & All work
Offence; Stealing Cotton
Trial; London - 19 Feb 1829 - 7 years. 2 previous convictions
Height; 5 ft 2 1/4 in
Noted against name; QUERY; Norris husband here
1836 - Certificate of Freedom. Date; 25 Feb 1836.
Convict Changes History
Roger Churm on 1st May, 2019 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1808 (prev. 0000), crime
Penny-Lyn Beale on 4th January, 2022 made the following changes:
gender: f, occupation