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Ann Bell (c. 1770–?)

Ann Greenslade/Grinslade/Grinslet was sentenced to 7 years transportation on 25 March 1790 at the Exeter Assizes, Devon. She arrived in Sydney aboard the Mary Ann in July 1791. She married William Bell on 9 October 1791. The couple left for Norfolk Island on the Atlantic on 26 October. Bell was granted 12 acres of land at Queenborough.

Ann Bell rejoined her husband in New South Wales in 1794 with their infant daughter. Four more children were added to the family before they left the colony in 1810 aboard the Hindostan.

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Alternative Names
  • Grinslade, Ann
  • Greenslade, Ann
  • Grinslet, Ann

c. 1770

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Crime: unknown
Sentence: 7 years