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Ann Pryor, one of 89 convicts transported on the Earl of Liverpool, December 1830
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Middlesex Gaol Delivery
30th December, 1830
9th May, 1831
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 181 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 538
||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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Maureen Withey on 18th April, 2020 wrote:
Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 18 April 2020), October 1830, trial of ANN PRYOR (t18301028-211).
ANN PRYOR, Theft > receiving, 28th October 1830.
2055. ANN PRYOR was indicted for feloniously receiving, on the 6th of October , of an evil-disposed person, 14 silver spoons, value 4l.; 2 table-cloths, value 5s.; 1 towel, value 1s.; 1 pair of shears, value 14s., and 1 pair of spectacles, value 5s., the goods of James Collier , she well knowing them to have been stolen .
JAMES COLLIER . I keep the Two Chairmen public-house, Ward-street, St. James’ . On the 5th of October I went to bed at half-past twelve o’clock - I got up at six in the morning, found my house broken open, and missed the articles stated in the indictment - my bar was broken open; I went to Marlborough-street that morning, and between eleven and twelve o’clock Valentine went with me to Mr. Crush, a pawnbroker, in Museum-street, where I found ten spoons and a pair of silver spectacles, which I am certain are mine by the marks; next morning I saw the prisoner at the same shop, in the act of pawning two table-cloths and a pair of shoes of mine - Crush had detained her; she was a stranger - I gave her in charge.
WILLIAM CRUSH . I am a pawnbroker. On the 6th of October, between eight and nine o’clock in the morning, the prisoner came to my shop, and pawned six tea-spoons and two salt-spoons, for 19s., in the name of Mary Roberts, No.22, Compton-street - she said she brought them from her mother; she came in again about an hour, and pawned the spectacles for 3s., and two other tea-spoons for 5s., in the same name, and said they were for her mother, who had some money to make up - Collier came in about an hour; I showed him the articles, and he claimed them - she came again the following morning with shoes and table-cloths; I detained her - Collier happened to come in, and claimed them; I sent for an officer.
JAMES COLLIER . I went to No. 22, Compton-street; she was not known there.
THOMAS BUTTRESS . I am an officer, and took her into custody.(Property produced and sworn to.)
Prisoner’s Defence. They were given to me by a strange man; I did not know they were stolen.
GUILTY . Aged 24. - Transported for Seven Years .
Tasmanian conduct Record: https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON40-1-7$init=CON40-1-7p202
Ann Pryor, per America, Tried at Middlesex, 28 Oct 1830, 7 years. Transported for stealing 9 spoons. Not known at Newgate before. Prostitute. Stated this offence – Receiving 9 spoons and for stealing them but negative.
Ann Pryor, 25, Nurse & needle woman, Assigned to Mr Houghton, Launceston.
Convict Changes History
Maureen Withey on 18th April, 2020 made the following changes:
voyage, gender: f