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Ann Akers (1757–1831)

Ann Guy was sentenced to seven years transportation. She arrived in Sydney in 1791 aboard the Mary Ann. She had married Joseph Guy in Middlesex, England, in 1789. She began living with Thomas Akers from at least 1792. She was recorded as receiving a pension in October 1829 for services as a midwife whose circumstances had been reduced to 'extreme destitution'.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 4

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Hinchley, Ann
  • Guy, Ann
  • Acers, Ann
  • Akhurst, Ann
  • Acres, Ann

26 November, 1757
London, Middlesex, England


1831 (aged ~ 73)
Campbelltown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Crime: unknown
Sentence: 7 years