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Ann Read

Ann Read, one of 262 convicts transported on the Lady Penrhyn, Scarborough and Alexander, January 1787

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Ann Read
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Servant
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Lady Penrhyn, Scarborough and Alexander
Departure date: January, 1787
Arrival date: 22nd January, 1788
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 292 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 8
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

Anonymous on 21st May, 2011 wrote:

Died Parrmatta Buried Liverpool NSW 02/09/1828 age given as 61
Cohabitated with Edward Bearcroft Parrett NI
Wed 05 Sept 1798 Death Sentence pardon
Absolute pardon 04 June 1804
Cohabitated with John Drummond NI Married J D 3/5/1813 12 mths to the day FMR married 1812 HTown
One child Frances Mary Read born first months of 1787. There is no record of this child in any records including Aurther Bowes Smyth’s Journal.

Anonymous on 13th February, 2012 wrote:

John Drummond.ship=sirius.arrived 17/3/1790.departed 2/3/1812,f,m
f=came free or as an ex-marine or corps who took up land on N.I
m=lived as married person on N.I
Ann Read(Drummond).ship=lady penrhyn.arrived 13/3/1790.departed 18/2/1813.c,mc=arrived as convict to the colony.
mary reed born N.I 16/11/1792 departed after jan 1808.
euphemia read born N.I 12/12/1795.departed after feb 1805.
a history of a penal settlement on N.I by Margaret Buzzard..mentions John Drummond..took up land,settlements then identified residents=Drummonds Run.
Also political prisoner josep holt tals about Drummond making it difficult for him when released from the island..John Drummond the beach-master(and Pilot)..I prayed to god that I might have the pleasure of returning the villainy of Drummond and Jones,the 2 worst,afflicted on me..(saw him in 3 years)and then I got a little satisfaction of the wretch and of bobby bucky,


Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 22nd May, 2012 made the following changes:

gender f

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