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Robinson, Ann (1754–1827)

Ann Inett was sentenced to seven years transportation for stealing clothing worth £1.0s.6d from a house. She arrived in Sydney aboard the Lady Penrhyn in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet. Her occupation on embarkation was recorded as dressmaker and her age as 30.

In February 1788 she was  one of six women chosen to settle Norfolk Island because of their good behaviour on the voyage to New South Wales. At Norfolk Island she began a relationship with the commandant, Philip Gidley King; they had two children. In 1792 in Sydney Ann married Richard John Robinson.

Ann left New South Wales by the Admiral Cockburn in 1820. Her husband had left in 1819.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 188

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'Robinson, Ann (1754–1827)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/robinson-ann-25113/text33595, accessed 26 January 2020.

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Alternative Names
  • Hennet, Ann
  • Inett, Ann
Birth

25 August 1754
Abberley, Worcestershire, England

Death

1827
London, Middlesex, England

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