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Ann Westwater

Ann Westwater, one of 90 convicts transported on the Princess Charlotte, 27 March 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Ann Westwater
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1809
Occupation: Housemaid
Date of Death: 2nd June, 1887
Age: 78 years

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 14 years

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Edinburgh Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Princess Charlotte
Departure date: 27th March, 1827
Arrival date: 6th August, 1827
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 89 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 139 (71)
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 22nd August, 2016 wrote:

National Records of Scotland:
Precognition against Daniel Wheler, Daniel MacLaren, William Law, Margaret Desley, Ann Westwater for the crime of theft by housebreaking at Howard Place, near Edinburgh.

Daniel Wheler, alias Lantwheler, Age: 15, tailor, Address: Castlehill [Castle Hill], Edinburgh (Guildford 1827)
Daniel MacLaren, Age: 17, mason, Address: Canongate, Edinburgh (Manilus 1827)
William Law, Age: 14, brass founder, Address: Campbell’s Close, Cowgate, Edinburgh (Eliza 1828)
Margaret Desley, alias Duggan, Age: 13, Address: Anderson’s Close, West Bow, Edinburgh and Halkerston’s Wynd, Edinburgh (on board Princess Charlotte)
Ann Westwater, Age: 12, Address: No fixed abode, formerly Halkerston’s Wynd, Edinburgh, Origin: Born in Canongate, Edinburgh.

Ann Westwater was listed as 12 years old when convicted.  Family records have her as being born C1809-1811.

Ann was found with a white linen shift and cotton petticoat, the property of James Smith Mac, a solicitor in law.

Ann was listed as 16 years old, 5’ 2” tall, fair freckled complexion; red to sandy hair; hazel grey eyes; a protestant; single; a nurse and housemade who can read.
Assigned to the Parramatta Female Factory on arrival.

1831: Had a child, Isabella McAlister at Parramatta: Father: Ceasar McAlister

1835: William Westwater,  b. 1835, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia - seems to be the child of William Law, or was adopted by him.

8/7/1836: Application to marry:
Law, William, 24 years old; Ship Eliza; Sentence: 14 years; free; Clergyman and Place of Application: Parramatta; Date of submission, 18 July 1836; Stated Single; Allowed
Ann Westwater; 23 years old; Ship Princess Charlotte; Sentence: 14 years; Bond; Stated Single; Allowed

6/10/1836: Married William Law (Eliza 1828) who was convicted and transported along with Ann at St. Johns, Parramatta.
They had 9 other children, born in Mulgoa and Greendale, NSW.

2/6/1887: Ann died at Penrith, NSW aged 78 from a Compound Fracture of the Arm: Amputation of Same.
Ann was buried on the 3/6/1887 at St. Stephens. (William Law died 15/4/1893 and was buried with Ann).

Convict Changes History

Allyson Johns on 22nd August, 2016 made the following changes:

gender: f, crime

D Wong on 22nd August, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1809 (prev. 0000), date of death: 2nd June, 1887 (prev. 0000), occupation

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