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Ann Faro (1789–1864)

Ann Lucas (her birth was registered as Ann Gaskins) moved from Norfolk Island to Sydney with her parents in 1805. In 1807 she married Charles Williams. Ann and Charles moved to Launceston, Tasmania, with her mother and some of her siblings in 1817. She acquired some land in her own right. Following Charles disappearance/death some time around 1832 Ann formed a relationship with Thomas Faro. They married in 1840 and moved to Victoria where they established a dairy farm.

Following Thomas's death Ann moved to Dunedin, New Zealand, with her daughter, Frances Manson, in 1862, and died there on 15 July 1864.

* further information: Peter McKay, A Nation Within a Nation: The Lucas Clan in Australia (2004), pp 45, 306

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Gaskins, Ann
  • Lucas, Ann
  • Williams, Ann

2 March, 1789
Norfolk Island, Australia


15 July, 1864 (aged 75)
Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand

Cause of Death

heart disease

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