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Ann Wilson

Ann Wilson, one of 133 convicts transported on the Nautilus, 25 April 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Ann Wilson
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1809
Occupation: Housemaid
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Simple larceny
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Nautilus
Departure date: 25th April, 1838
Arrival date: 29th August, 1838
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 131 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 265 (134)
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 23rd January, 2018 wrote:

Old Bailey:
ANN WILSON, Theft > simple larceny, 18th September 1837.
Offence: Theft > simple larceny
Verdict: Guilty > no_subcategory
Punishment: Transportation
ANN WILSON was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of August, 1 bag, value 1s. 10d.;7 yards of ribbon, value 2s.; 4 yards of net, value 2s.; 1 pair of gloves, value 1s.; 1 purse, Value 6d.; 1 half-crown, 6 shillings, 2 pence, and 4 half-pence, the goods and monies of Ann Robins; and 1 handkerchief, value 6d., the goods of Alexander Bell.

ANN ROBINS. I live at Upper Clapton, and am servant to Alexander Bell. About half-past three o’clock on the 11th of August I saw the prisoner at the gate—I thought my fellow-servant would answer her—the prisoner went down into the kitchen—I saw her go out—I had left my bag on the table in the kitchen when I went up stairs, and when I came down I missed it—it contained the articles stated—having missed it I thought 1 must have moved it—I did not think any more of it till the policeman came in the evening to ask me if I had lost any thing—I have since seen the things—they are mine—they were secure five minutes before she came into the house—there was a handkerchief belonging to my master—this is it—I don’t know whether she had a basket—she had a large cloak on. Prisoner. I did not take them—I know nothing of them.

JOHN CONNELL (police-constable R 138.) My brother-officer searched the prisoner, and found the bag on her—I took her in Upper Clapton, at near four o’clock.

WILLIAM ARKILL (police-constable R 68.) The prisoner was brought to the station-house by Connell on the 11th of August—she was desired to pull off her cloak, and inside there was a large pocket, which contained the bag and these articles in it.

Prisoner. I was walking to London—there was another female walking, and she asked me what time it was—I said I did not know—she then asked me to hold this bag while she tied her boot lace—we walked on till we came to a large gentleman’s house—she said, “Will you wait here? I want to go ill; “and I said, “I want a sister of mine, but I don’t know where she lives”—I gave her a description of her, and she said she would inquire—she returned in a quarter of an hour, and then she had a watch in her hand, and asked me to pledge it—I said I did not mind—I said, “Did you inquire about this female?”—she said she forgot—I said I would go and ask; and I went and knocked, and no one came—I was coming away, and then a servant came and said I had stolen a watch—I said no, I had not—I walked a little way, she went back again, and then ran after me, and said she thought I had got a watch—I said I had, but a female gave it me—I did not know whether she had taken it or not, but the female was outside—I went to the gate, but the female was gone—she said, “If you give me the watch you may go, if my spoons are safe”—I said the watch was not mine, and I gave it her, and she sent for the policeman, who took me—he said he knew me to be a common thief; and then they brought me to the station, and told me to pull off my cloak, which I did, and this reticule was in the pocket—I did not steal either of them—they were given to me by the woman—I have only been in town one month.

GUILTY . Aged 26.— Transported for Seven Years.

Sick list of the Nautilus 1838:
Folio 4: Ann Wilson, aged 28, prostitute, received from Penitentiary; disease or hurt, dyspepsia. Put on sick list, 1 July 1838. Discharged, 4 September 1838.

Ann Wilson was listed as 29 years old on arrival.
Her native place was Halliwell/or Holywell, Wales.

Ann was 5’0” tall, dark brown air, brown eyes, dark complexion, .
Married with 1 child, husband Charles at Town St, Lambeth.

15/7/1845: TOL

24/4/1848: Married Charles Worlock/Warlock ‘Earl Grey’ 1843 - no children found.

4/12/1849: CP

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 23rd January, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1809 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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