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Smith, Ann

Ann Smith and Catherine Johnson were found guilty on 18 April 1787 at the Old Bailey, London, of shoplifting: they stole 15 yards of printed calico from a shop. Sentenced to 7 years transportation, the women arrived arrived at Sydney aboard the Prince of Wales in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet.

Beyond her presence at Port Jackson in 1788 no later record has been confirmed for Ann Smith. One Ann Smith left the colony for Peru and China on the William in May 1794.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 332

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'Smith, Ann ', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/smith-ann-31038/text38410, accessed 4 December 2020.

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Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years