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Ann Westwater, one of 90 convicts transported on the Princess Charlotte, 27 March 1827
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||2nd June, 1887
life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 139 (71)
||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