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Ann Wilson

Ann Wilson, one of 113 convicts transported on the Sydney Cove, January 1807

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Ann Wilson
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1778
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1836
Age: 58 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Lancaster Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Sydney Cove
Departure date: January, 1807
Arrival date: 18th June, 1807
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 113 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 384
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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Community Contributions

Denis Pember on 23rd February, 2017 wrote:

Ann was in a relationship with a man of the surname Martin prior to her trial.  She was transported with two tiny sons (and possibly a daughter too) on the Sydney Cove.
In the colony, she had a long term relationship with John Taylor (Convict, 1802, “Coromandel”).
They had three children, 2 daughters and a son who died as a babe.

Denis Pember on 23rd February, 2017 wrote:

1825 muster (1823-1825)
Taylor, John, free by servitude, Coromandel 1802, 7 years, landholder, Seven Hills.
Wilson, Ann, free by servitude, Sydney Cove, 1807, 14 years, wife of John Taylor, Parramatta
Wilson, Margaret, Sydney Cove, 1807, daughter of Ann Wilson, Sydney.
## [also] Taylor, Margaret, 26, came free, Sydney Cove, 1807, daughter of John Taylor, Parramatta.
Taylor, Elizabeth, 12, born in the colony, daughter of John Taylor, Parramatta.
Taylor, Charles, 20, came free, Sydney Cove, 1807, son of John Taylor, Parramatta.
Taylor, James, 19, came free, Sydney Cove, 1807, son of John Taylor, Sydney.

It all seems a little mixed up - We have John and Ann and then Margaret (is she entered twice? Was there a daughter Margaret with Ann on Sydney Cove?)
Then the daughter Elizabeth and the two sons, here named Taylor but actually Martin should be their surname.

Memorials To The Governor, 1810-1826
Text: ...The respectful memorial of James and Charles Martin, -
That memorialists came out with their mother seventeen years ago then infants at her bosom. That they are now arrived at the age of eighteen years and reside with their father and mother at Dural.
That memorialists never having received any indulgences of land from the Crown - and being anxious to improve a portion must respectfully submit Your Excellency to take their case into your favourable consideration and extend to then such portion of land for agricultural pursuits as to Your Excellency shall seem meet and for such mark of favour.
New South Wales 7th August 1823

Denis Pember on 23rd February, 2017 wrote:

Sainty & Johnson; 1828 Census of New South Wales:
Page 363….
[T0169] Taylor, John, 48, free by servitude, Coromandel 1, 1798, 7 years, Protestant, labourer, York Street Sydney.
[T0170] Taylor, Ann, 50, free by servitude, Sydney Cove, 1806, 7 years, Protestant
[T0171] Taylor, Margaret, 17 born in the colony.
[T0172] Taylor, Elizabeth, 14, born in the colony.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 12th February, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1778 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1836 (prev. 0000), gender: f

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