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Hannah Forrester (1796–1856)

Hannah Ludam (alias Port) was sentenced to seven years transportation. She arrived in Sydney in 1821 aboard the Providence. She was described in the ship's indent as a town servant, and as being 4 ft 11½ ins tall, with freckles, dark hair and hazel eyes. Hannah's son John, who was born in 1820, came to the colony with her. Hannah married Charles Beasley in 1823. Following his death she married John Forrester in 1842.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Port, Hannah
  • Beasley, Hannah
  • Needham, Hannah
  • Ludam, Hannah
  • Ledame, Hannah
  • Ledam, Hannah

Oldham, Greater Manchester, England


18 June, 1856 (aged ~ 60)
Windsor, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

stomach complaint

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Passenger Ship
Convict Record

Crime: unknown
Sentence: 7 years