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Ann Russell

Ann Russell, one of 89 convicts transported on the Brothers, 20 November 1823

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Ann Russell
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1804
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 14 years

Crime: Stealing from the person
Convicted at: Warwick Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Brothers
Departure date: 20th November, 1823
Arrival date: 5th April, 1824
Place of arrival New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 89 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 112
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

Maureen Withey on 10th March, 2020 wrote:

There was a mutiny on board early in the voyage, involving about 6 women who tried to attack and beat up the ships surgeon,  It seemed to have been started after resentment of a prisoner Catherine Ryan, having had her hair cut off as punishment on the orders of the surgeon, and was incited by Mr John Meach, Chief Mate, who was involved in prostitution on board the ship.  The “Six Women had Created the Disturbance; their Names were Anne Russel, Catherine McManus, Ellen Meadows, Lydia Gardner, Catherine Ryan and Elizabeth Rae “
There was an enquiry later on arrival, and the charges were dismissed.
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Penny-Lyn Beale on 11th January, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary’s Papers, Main Series of Letters Received.
Offence; Stealing from the person
Age; 19

Penny-Lyn Beale on 12th January, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents. Brothers - 1824
Indent No; 12
Name; Ann Russell
Trade or calling; Waiter
Trial where & Date; Warwick - 5 Apr 1823.
Sentence; 14 years
Age; Year of birth; 1804
Native Place; Bilston, Staffordshire
Height; 5 ft. 3 1/2
Eyes; Brown
Hair; Brown
Completion; Brunett
Remarks [Behavior on board ship] Mutinous
Additional remarks noted against name; Unmarried Protestant

1824 - 25 May. Goal Sydney, New South Wales. Entrance Book. Repeatedly intox. and absenting her self. Sentence; 6 months factory

1825 - 2 Feb. Permission to marry at Parramatta to William Nicholls. Convict. Baring 2.

Australia, Marriage Index, 1788-1950
Name: Ann Russell. Spouse Name: William Nicholls
Marriage Date: 1825. Marriage Place: New South Wales
Registration Place: Parramatta, New South Wales. Registration Year: 1825
Volume Number: V

1837 - General Muster. Age; 31.[1793.] H Buttsworth. Windsor

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 10th March, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: f

Penny-Lyn Beale on 11th January, 2021 made the following changes:


Penny-Lyn Beale on 12th January, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1804 (prev. 0000)

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