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Ann Bryant (c. 1772–?)

Ann Bryant (c.1772- ), Elizabeth Riley, Catherine Clark, and Mary Barnes were found guilty in March 1789 at the Kent Assizes of stealing ten yards of muslin from a shop and four yards of linen from another shop. Sentenced to 7 years transportation the women arrived at Sydney aboard the Lady Juliana in June 1790 as part of the Second Fleet.

Bryant became pregnant during the voyage to William Hughes, a sailor on the Lady Juliana, during the voyage. Their daughter Sarah, was baptised at Sydney Cove on 3 October 1790 and was buried on 28 February 1791.

Bryant lived with William Smith in May 1791. No further records have been found for her.

* information from Michael Flynn, The Second Fleet: Britain’s Grim Convict Armada of 1790 (1993), p 181

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Alternative Names
  • Bryan, Ann

c. 1772

Passenger Ship
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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years