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Ann Roberts

Ann Roberts, one of 110 convicts transported on the Northampton, December 1814

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Ann Roberts
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1798
Occupation: Servant
Date of Death: 1832
Age: 34 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing clothes
Convicted at: Kent Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Northampton
Departure date: December, 1814
Arrival date: 18th June, 1815
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 109 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 190
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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D Wong on 6th October, 2018 wrote:

9/8/1814 Kentish Weekly Post or Canterbury Journal Kent, England:
Ann Roberts, charged with feloniously stealing, in Hartford, one shirt, two pair of stockings, one piece of cotton print, and other articles, the property of T.B. Fookes.

Ann Roberts was listed as 26 years old on arrival (on her Indent on Ancestry) - other sites have born 1798.

Colonial Secretary Papers:
ROBERTS, Anne. Per “Northampton”, 1815

1815 Jun 19: On list of persons on board “Northampton” (Reel 6045; 4/1732 p.158)

1816: Married John Ablett (Earl Spencer 1813) - 6 children.

1828 Census:
Ablett, John, 37, conditional pardon, Earl Spencer, 1813, life, Protestant, landholder, Evan, 80 acres, 80 acres, cleared, 5 acres cultivated, 4 horses, 12 horned cattle [annotated “died Nov 1831”]
Ablett, Ann, 30, free by servitude, Northampton, 1815, Protestant [annotated “died Aug 1832”]
Ablett, Maria, 11, born in the colony
Ablett, Eliza, 10, born in the colony
Ablett, Ann, 7, born in the colony
Ablett, John, 3, born in the colony
Ablett, James, 2, born in the colony

1832: NSW BDM - V18321914 16/1832 ABLETT ANN AGE 35

Convict Changes History

Gaynor Hardwick on 6th October, 2018 made the following changes:

gender: f

D Wong on 6th October, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1798 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1832 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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