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Ann Carey (c. 1766–1788)

Ann Carey was found guilty on 30 March 1786 at Taunton, Somerset, of breaking and entering and stealing a linen apron and handkerchief, and in a second burglary the theft of five linen caps and other goods. Sentenced to 7 years transportation she was sent to the Dunkirk hulk on 30 March 1786 and embarked for New South Wales on the Charlotte in March 1787, arriving in the colony in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet.

Carey was buried at Sydney Cove on 2 October 1788, her age was given as 22.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 65

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'Carey, Ann (c. 1766–1788)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 23 July 2024.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Cary, Ann
  • Casey, Ann

c. 1766


1 October, 1788 (aged ~ 22)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


Passenger Ship
Key Events
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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years