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Brown, Grace (c. 1771–?)

Grace Brown and Ann Jones were found guilty on 27 February 1788 at the Old Bailey, London, of stealing a 19 yard length of ribbon from a shop. Sentenced to 7 years transportation the women embarked for New South Wales on the Lady Juliana in March 1789, arriving in the colony in June 1790 as part of the Second Fleet.

Grace Brown lived with William Wall in Sydney; they had at least five children. The couple separated soon after 1806. Wall transferred to her the title of a house at 23 Pitt's Row, Sydney. She returned to England in 1809 with their two surviving children.

* information from Michael Flynn, The Second Fleet: Britain’s Grim Convict Armada of 1790 (1993), p 176

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'Brown, Grace (c. 1771–?)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 30 October 2020.

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c. 1771

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