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Ann Willis

Ann Willis, one of 106 convicts transported on the Active, Albermarle, Atlantic, Barrington, Britannia, Mary Ann, Matilda, Salamander and William and Mary, January 1791

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Ann Willis
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Southampton Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Active, Albermarle, Atlantic, Barrington, Britannia, Mary Ann, Matilda, Salamander and William and Ann
Departure date: January, 1791
Arrival date: 9th July, 1791
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 994 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 132
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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Anonymous on 29th July, 2011 wrote:

Ann Willis was sentenced 13 Jan 1789 at Winchester, Southampton to 7 years transportation. She arrived in Sydney 9 July 1791 on "Mary Ann" (298 tons) commanded by Mark Munroe with 150 female convicts (less the nine who died en-route - a high mortality rate for the time) after a voyage of 143 days.

Ann married another convict, William Reynolds, at St John’s Parramatta in 1791.

William was sentenced to 7 years transportation 22 March 1787 at Hereford. He was transported on the "Matilda" (460 tons) with 230 male convicts under the Master, Matthew Weatherhead. With no surgeon on the voyage, there were 25 deaths on the voyage and a further 20 required medical treatment on arrival in NSW.

The 1828 muster shows that William (72) was protestant and householder of premises in Phillip Street, owning 40 acres (10 acres cleared and cultivated) and 40 head of cattle.

Their daughter, Elizabeth was born in 1806, was married at Sydney St James CofE 9 Sept 1826 to the convict Thomas Eacot Edwards to whom she had already had twins, but she died in 1827 and it appears the twins did not survive either.

Thomas Eacot Edwards (TEE) (b.1792 at Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire). Thos. the Younger was a cloth manufacturer by trade when he was charged 9 August 1817, tried and convicted at Somerset QS and transported to Australia for life for larceny of two ends of cloth from a warehouse after his parents wool cloth manufacturing business in Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire, went bankrupt.

TEE England on Lady Castlereagh 22 December 1817 arriving in Port Jackson 30/4/1818 under Captain Weltden. Surgeon Superintendent Dr. Craig RN. With 300 male prisoners all in excellent health under a military guard consisting of a detachment of 34th, 46th and 48 regts under orders of Lieut. Brotheridge of the 48th and Ensign Lax of 34th.

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