Contribute to this record
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 57 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.
Did you find the person you were looking for?
If Ann Westwater was the person you were looking for, you may be able to discover more about them by looking at our resources page.
If you have more hunting to do, try a new search or browse the convict records.
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