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Ann Norton

Ann Norton, one of 169 convicts transported on the Elizabeth and Henry, 14 September 1846

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Ann Norton
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1817
Occupation: Needlewoman
Date of Death: October, 1847
Age: 30 years

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: Stealing
Convicted at: Kent. Maidstone Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Elizabeth and Henry
Departure date: 14th September, 1846
Arrival date: 4th January, 1847
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 170 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 110. Tasmanian Archives - convict records.
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

Nell Murphy on 24th September, 2018 wrote:

Ann NORTON was convicted at Maidstone QS, Kent, England on 2 July 1846 for stealing boots and shoes. Previous conviction. 7 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania), Australia per the ship ‘Elizabeth & Henry’ arriving 4 Jan 1847. Ship surgeon’s report: “of weak intellect”.

Aged 30 yrs; married, a widow, 2 children; needlewoman/dressmaker, imperfect; 5’0 1/2” height; Church of England; can read; sallow complexion; dk brown hair; grey eyes.
Stated her children live with her sister and husband, Wm Barton at Gravesend.
Native place of birth: Tonbridge, Kent.

Colony of VDL:
6 mths probation period.
Clear Conduct Record.

DEATH:
Ann NORTON died in the October of 1847, the same year she arrived.  Record of her burial at the Grounds of Prison Barracks, Hobart on 31 Oct 1847. She is recorded as 29 yrs of age, Protestant, Bond, per ship ‘Elizabeth & Henry’. No cause of death stated. (ref. 34/1/2 no. 1630)

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 24th September, 2018 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 110. Tasmanian Archives - convict records. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 11

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