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Ann Alt (1758–1814)

Ann George (c.1758-1814), a shoebinder, and Eleanor McCabe were found guilty, on 11 May 1785, at the Old Bailey, London, of stealing six copper halfpence and three shillings. Sentenced to seven years transportation, the women arrived in Sydney aboard the Lady Penrhyn as part of the First Fleet.

Ann's son, William, with Archibald Lodwick, a seaman, was baptised on 10 December 1788 at Sydney Cove; he died on 22 December. By 1790 Ann was living with the surveyor-general Augustus Alt; they had two children. Ann was buried on 19 January 1814 at Parramatta.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), pp 141-42

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  • George, Ann



18 January, 1814 (aged ~ 56)
Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years