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Ann Wright

Ann Wright, one of 144 convicts transported on the George Hibbert, 22 July 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Ann Wright
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1814
Occupation: Servant
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Man robbery
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: George Hibbert
Departure date: 22nd July, 1834
Arrival date: 1st December, 1834
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 144 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 404
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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Keith South on 8th October, 2018 wrote:

Permission to marry John WADe age 25, (Moffatt 2) Revd J McGarvie, Sydney.

Tony Beale on 19th March, 2021 wrote:

Old Bailey Online
682. ANN WRIGHT was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of March , 4 sovereigns, and 2 half-sovereigns, the monies of Charles Sodergren , from his person .

CHARLES SODERGREN. I am a mariner , and belong to the Prince George, free-trader. On the 16th of March, at night, I was on my way home to White-cross-street, where I live - I met the prisoner in the street - she asked me to go home with her - I asked where she lived - she said in White-cross-street; but she took me to No. 7, John’s-place - when we got up stairs, I asked her to strike a light - she said she had no candle - I said, “Go and get one” - she said she had no money, and asked for a penny, to get one - I said I had none - she then asked me to give her a shilling - I would not - she pushed me on the bed, and began to feel about me, but she could not get my money - it was in my watchfob - I thought my money was not safe, and I took off my trowers, and laid them by my side on the bed - she jumped up in a moment, and ran off - I then took my trowsers, and missed my money - I lost four sovereigns, and two half-sovereigns - I sung out “Murder! I am robbed!” - I remained in the room till daylight next morning, and then went to the station and gave notice - it was about twelve o’clock when I went to the room - I had been drinking, but knew what I was about.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. How long did you suspect that she was going to rob you? A. I did not think she was going to rob me, but when I was in bed, she began to feel about my pocket - I took off my trowsers for fear - I meant to stop there, but not all night - she had hold of me all the time - I dare say she had hold of me and the trowsers too - I had no silver, nor copper - I had seen my £5 safe about eleven o’clock in the day - I had been into three public-houses - I had been in company with one of my shipmates - I was with no ladies - I had felt my money safe after the morning - I had another half-sovereign when I went out in the morning - I paid my shipmate 5s., and spent the rest in dinner and drink - I had four or five glasses of gin, and a share of two pots of ale - I was not very tipsy when I took off my trowers - I thought she could not find my money - it was dark in the room, but not in the street - I saw her in the street - we walked under a gas lamp - I saw her the next day in custody - she at first denied knowing any thing about me: but, afterwards she owned that she took me home, but denied as to the money - I searched the bed to see for the money - I waited a long time, and fell asleep - it was safe when I pulled off my trowers.

LEONARD CLARE MATTHEWS . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Whitecross-street. The prisoner came to my shop on the morning of the 17th of March between ten and eleven o’clock - she redeemed two or three silk handkerchiefs - she gave me a sovereign, and I gave her the change.

MARY WALKER . I live at No. 16, Playhouse-yard. On the 17th of March, between nine and ten o’clock in the morning, the prisoner brought to my house a tin box, and asked me to take care of those tickets for her - I was going out at the time, and I left the box on my landlady’s counter - when I came back, the box was opened, and three sovereigns and some tickets were found in it.

SARAH HURSTWYATE . I keep a shop in Playhouse-yard. The box was left on my counter - when my husband came home, it was opened, and seven tickets and three sovereigns were in it - the prisoner’s sister called for the box and its contents, and had it.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you count up the money on those tickets? A. No; I do not know whether the money was the produce of the tickets.

JOHN SHEPHARD (police-serjeant G 9.) I apprehended the prisoner in Chiswell-street - I had before been with the prosecutor to the room in John’s-place, and found a bit of ribbon in the room - I took it with me, and in the course of the day I saw three women talking - one of them had a bonnet with ribbons like the bit I found - I took the three women - one of them was the prisoner, but she had not the bonnet trimmed with this ribbon - the other women were discharged.

HENRY BERESFORD (police-serjeant G 8.) I was at the station-house. The prisoner and two other women, one of whom was the witness, Walker, were brought in - I told the prisoner she was charged with talking four sovereigns and two half-sovereigns from a sailor - she said she knew nothing of the sailor nor the money - I said, “I shall send you and Walker before the magistrate” - she said, “It is no use sending her before the magistrate, she knows nothing about it” - I then saw the prisoner had something in her hand - I took her hand, and got 9s. 6d., and 3 1/2d. from her - the prosecutor pointed her out as the woman - she denied it, and said he ought to keep with his wife.

Cross-examined. Q. Had he said he was married? A. Yes; his wife came there with him.

Prisoner’s Defence. He had no money when he went with me, and of course I left him. He was quite intoxicated. He lives nearly opposite where I do.

GUILTY of stealing, but not from the person . Aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

New South Wales, Australia, Certificates of Freedom, 30/1/1843 cert no 43/163. 4’ 9” fair ruddy complexion dark brown hair and grey eyes. Wife of John Wade per Moffatt (2)

Convict Changes History

Tony Beale on 19th March, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1814 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime

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