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Ann Prideaux

Ann Prideaux, one of 180 convicts transported on the Mary, 13 April 1835

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Ann Prideaux
Aliases: 1807
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1807
Occupation: Housemaid
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Shop lifting
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Mary
Departure date: 13th April, 1835
Arrival date: 7th September, 1835
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 179 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 28
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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Roger Churm on 16th April, 2019 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings
Trial of Ann Prideaux,Emma Floyd
November 1834

151.ANN PRIDEAUX and EMMA FLOYD.were indicted for stealing,on the 5th of November,50 handkerchiefs,vaue 6/.; 9 pairs of half-boots,value 30s.; 21 pairs of shoes,value 2/.12s.;
28 pairs of stockings,value 28s.;2 shawls,value 7s.; 4 pairs of stays,value 28s.;2 frocks value 12s.; 1 cap,value 8s.;1 bag value 2s.;7 combs,value 10s.;1 pair of gloves,value 1s.6d.;5 yards of muslin,value 5s.;7 yards of cotton,value 7s.; 3 pairs of braces,value 6d.;and 14 yards of lace,value 11s.; the goods of Nathan Blake.

ELIZABETH BLAKE.I am the wife of Nathan Blake.we keep two shops,one for shoes,and one for haberdashery-I and Mary Ann Barton attend the haberdashery shop-I have known the prisoners some time-they have been customers at the shop-in consequence of missing a variety of articles,I went to their lodgings in Shouldham stree,on Thursday,the 6th of October-I found there some worked muslim belonging to us,which they said the bought in Oxford street;but I showed them my private mark upon it-I then took a bag,which they said had nothing in it belonging to me;but I found in it a great number of duplicates of this property-they then began to cry,and said it was all over with them.

Cross-examined by MR CLARKSON.Q.When had you seen that piece of muslin ?. I cannot say;it was perhaps six weeks,or two months,but I swear it had not been sold-I have no doubt the articles were taken in small parcels,and at different times.

WILLIAM ELLIOT (police -constable D18).I was taking the prisoners to the station-house on a charge of stealing a frock-I had these duplicates in a bag in my pocket-Prideaux said to me ‘For God’s sake,do not show them to Mrs Blake”-I said ,“You do not mean to say that they are all hen”-she said “There is a great many of them,and I will tell you how we used to do it;I used to take things,and the poor girl"pointing to Floyd, “used to go and pawn them”

JOHN WARREN, I am a pawnbroker,and live in John street,Edgeware road.I produce two handkerchiefs,one pair of hose,one pair of stays,and a pair of shoes-I cannot say by whom pawned,but these are the duplicates.

JOHN WALLIS, I am a pawnbroker,I have a number of articles pawned at different times since April last,bg the prisoner Floyd-there are twenty-seven in all.

HENRY GIBBS.I am a pawnbroker.I have eight pairs of stockings,fire silk handkerchiefs,one pair of childs shoes,one pair of women’s half boots,three pairs of children’s braces,which were pawned at different timed by the prisoner Floyd-these are the duplicates.

Cross-examined. Q. Read the dates. A.the 5th and 23rd of April;the 4th of July;the 3rd,9th,16th,20th,27th and 31st of October.

JOHN ADOUS. I am a pawnbroker,I have two pairs of stockings,four silk handkerchiefs and one pair of boots-they ar the duplicates.

Cross -examined. Q.Give the dates.On the 7th,14th and 21st of October-they were pawned by Floyd.

JOHN THOMAS CRESWELL. I am a pawnbroker,I have a pair of women’s boots,pawned by a female on the 30th October-I cannot say who-This is the duplicate given.

EDWARD SMITH.I am a pawnbroker I have.a pair of women’s boots,and two handkerchiefs,pawned on the 31st of October,by Floyd.

GEORGE KING, I am a pawnbroker. I have a remnant of calico,a silk bag and a pair of boots,pawned p
on the 31st October by Prideaux.

BENJAMIN BIRDSEYE REEVE. I am a pawnbroker.I have a handkerchief;and three pairs of shoes pawned on the 29th and 30th of October; the shoes by Prideaux;the other I cannot say.

JAMES REARDON was called on his recognizance,but did not answer.

ELIZABETH BLAKE. These stays are ours-they have a private mark on them-these shoes have our mark o them-I have looked at all this property -I have no doubt if it being ours-I cannot fix any time when the articles were taken-for the last six weeks or two months we have missed a great variety of articles when I have looked over my stock,perhaps two or three times a week -I particularly missed the silk handkerchiefs-I spoke once about the stockings-I cannot say how many times I missed articles-this pair of stays have not been sold;it is not a make that we frequently sell-I should have knows if they had been sold-it is customary to inform me when articles of their value are sold-no one bur myself and Miss Barton sells stays.

MARY ANN BARTON. These stays are my mistress’s,and have not been sold.

Cross-examined. What enables you to swear that ?
A We have but few of this make-we had but two pairs two months ago-one pair at home,this pair has not been sold-I have not sold a pair of stays of this pattern within the last two months-I always remember what pattern the stays are what I sell.

Ann Finn,of Rupert street and Mary Ann Seaborn of Monkwell street,gave Prideaux a good character.



Transported for Seven Years.

Tony Beale on 24th May, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Tickets of Leave, 1810-1869 for Anne Prideaux no 40/202 dated 28/1/1840. At Windsor

New South Wales, Australia, Certificates of Freedom, 6/1/1842 No 42/30

Convict Changes History

Roger Churm on 16th April, 2019 made the following changes:

alias1: 1807

Roger Churm on 16th April, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1807 (prev. 0000)

Tony Beale on 24th May, 2021 made the following changes:

gender: f, occupation, crime

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