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Feutrill, Ann (c. 1772–1830)

Ann Carey (c.1772-1830) was found guilty on 3 August 1789 at the Norwich Assizes, Norfolk, of stealing two handkerchiefs from a house. She arrived at Sydney aboard the Neptune in June 1790 as part of the Second Fleet.

Carey was sent to Norfolk Island about five weeks after landing on the Surprize. She married Stephen Gilbert, a marine, on 5 November 1791 at a mass wedding ceremony held on the island; they had three children. Gilbert returned to Port Jackson with his family in March 1793 and joined the NSW Corps in 1794. He received several grants of land before his death in 1799. Ann also received a 110 acre grant of land in Bankstown in 1799. She married Theophilus Feutrill, a soldier who had arrived on the Neptune, on 13 August 1799 at St Philip's Church, Sydney; they had at least nine children.

The Feutrills moved to Port Darlymple, Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) in 1804. When the NSW Corps was recalled to England in 1810 Feutrill transferred to the 73rd Regiment. He remained at Port Dalrymple when the regiment was sent to Ceylon (Sri Lanka) in 1814 and did not join them until 1818.

Ann Feutrill was buried at Launceston on 29 October 1830; her age was given as 58.

* information from Michael Flynn, The Second Fleet: Britain’s Grim Convict Armada of 1790 (1993), pp 189-90

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Gilbert, Ann
  • Carey, Ann
  • Cary, Ann
  • Fewteril, Ann
  • Futrell, Ann

c. 1772
Norwich, Norfolk, England


28 October 1830
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

Cause of Death


Cultural Heritage
Passenger Ship
Key Events
Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years