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Martin, Ann (Mary) (1770–?)

Ann Martin was sentenced to seven years transportation for stealing silk handkerchiefs. She arrived in Sydney in January 1788 aboard the Lady Penhryn. On 23 August 1788 she was charged with being drunk and ordered to make pegs for a month. On 30 March 1789 she was charged with creating a night time disturbance and was sentenced to receive 25 lashes. It is unlikely she received them as there is no record of women being flogged.

In November that same year she was part of a group of convicts sent on the Supply to settle on Norfolk Island. She returned to Sydney in 1792 on the Atlantic. Some believe that she died in Parramatta in 1806. It is possible that Ann Martin née Toy, who arrived on the Neptune (1790), may be the woman who died that year.

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'Martin, Ann (Mary) (1770–?)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 13 August 2020.

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Alternative Names
  • Miller, Ann
  • Williams, Ann

Middlesex, England

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