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Ann Yates

Ann Yates, one of 97 convicts transported on the Britannia, January 1798

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Ann Yates
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1763
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1810
Age: 47 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Britannia III
Departure date: January, 1798
Arrival date: 18th July, 1798
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 99 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 239 (120)
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 4th April, 2015 wrote:

Tried 13 Jan 1796. Sentenced to transportation for 7 years:
Ann Yates, one of 97 convicts transported on the Britannia, January 1798.
Details: Sentence details: Convicted at Middlesex Gaol Delivery for a term of 7 years.

ANN YATES was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 3d of December, a cotton petticoat, value 4d. a cotton gown, value 4d. two linen shifts, value 3s. a linen sheet, value 2s. two linen caps, value 18d. two linen aprons, value 18d. two flat irons, value 18d. one cotton frock, value 6d. a cotton handkerchief, value 18d. a linen table-cloth, value 1s. a linen frock, value 8d. and two cotton petticoats, value 6d. the property of Joseph Butler.

GUILTY. (Aged 35.)
Tried by the first Middlesex Jury, before Mr. COMMON SERJEANT.
Court. You have aggravated your crime exceedingly: in the first place, you were taken into the house of a poor man to nurse his wife and child; to take advantage of that, is such an offence, as calls loudly for punishment; and, therefore, be assured, that the highest punishment that the law can inflict upon you, I shall think it my duty to inflict.
Details: Sentence details: Convicted at Middlesex Gaol Delivery for a term of 7 years.
Vessel: Britannia.
Date of Departure: January 1798.

9/9/1798 Married Joseph Parker Morley at St. Phillip’s, Sydney, N.S.W. – they had the following children:
Jane born 1801 and died July 1801 in Sydney.
Elizabeth born c1802 and died 20/5/1808, Sydney.
Eleanor born c1805
Female child born c1806 and died pre 1822
Ann born c1808, Sydney.

Ann was 35 years old when sentenced. 

Ann and Joseph separated after their 4 daughters were born because of Joseph’s liaison with Hannah Railton.  Ann took her youngest daughter, Ann , intending to return to England in 1809.  Their ship, the Boyd called in at Whangaroea, New Zealand where it was captured by the Maoris, they massacred and ate the crew and passengers.
Only 4 people survived, Ann and her daughter being amongst them.

Ann then caught a ship to England but the ship was forced to divert to Lima, Peru because of storm damage, and Ann died at Caloa, Lima, Peru c 1810.  Her daughter was eventually returned to her father in Sydney.

Tried 13 Jan 1796. Sentenced to transportation for 7 years:
Ann Yates, one of 97 convicts transported on the Britannia, January 1798.
Details: Sentence details: Convicted at Middlesex Gaol Delivery for a term of 7 years.

ANN YATES was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 3d of December, a cotton petticoat, value 4d. a cotton gown, value 4d. two linen shifts, value 3s. a linen sheet, value 2s. two linen caps, value 18d. two linen aprons, value 18d. two flat irons, value 18d. one cotton frock, value 6d. a cotton handkerchief, value 18d. a linen table-cloth, value 1s. a linen frock, value 8d. and two cotton petticoats, value 6d. the property of Joseph Butler.
JOSEPH BUTLER sworn.

GUILTY. (Aged 35.)
Tried by the first Middlesex Jury, before Mr. COMMON SERJEANT.
Court. You have aggravated your crime exceedingly: in the first place, you were taken into the house of a poor man to nurse his wife and child; to take advantage of that, is such an offence, as calls loudly for punishment; and, therefore, be assured, that the highest punishment that the law can inflict upon you, I shall think it my duty to inflict.
Details: Sentence details: Convicted at Middlesex Gaol Delivery for a term of 7 years.
Vessel: Britannia.
Date of Departure: January 1798.

9/9/1798 Married Joseph Parker Morley at St. Phillip’s, Sydney, N.S.W. – they had the following children:
Jane born 1801 and died July 1801 in Sydney.
Elizabeth born c1802 and died 20/5/1808, Sydney.
Eleanor born c1805
Female child born c1806 and died pre 1822
Ann born c1808, Sydney.

Ann was 35 years old when sentenced. 

Ann and Joseph separated after their 4 daughters were born because of Joseph’s liaison with Hannah Railton.  Ann took her youngest daughter, Ann , intending to return to England in 1809.  Their ship, the Boyd called in at Whangaroea, New Zealand where it was captured by the Maoris, they massacred and ate the crew and passengers.
Only 4 people survived, Ann and her daughter being among them.

Ann then caught a ship to England but the ship was forced to divert to Lima, Peru because of storm damage, and Ann died at Caloa, Lima, Peru c 1810.  Her daughter was eventually returned to her father in Sydney.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 4th April, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1763 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1810 (prev. 0000), crime

D Wong on 4th April, 2015 made the following changes:

gender: f

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