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Wright, Ann (1753–1787)

Ann Wright (c.1753-1787), a servant, was found guilty on 26 May 1784 at the Old Bailey, London, of stealing clothing, a silver medal and money from her employer. Sentenced to 7 years transportation she was sent to the Lady Penrhyn from Newgate Gaol on 6 January 1787. She died at sea on 4 April 1787.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 410

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'Wright, Ann (1753–1787)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/wright-ann-31011/text38378, accessed 4 December 2020.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

1753

Death

4 April 1787
at sea

Cause of Death

unknown

Passenger Ship
Occupation
Key Events
Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years