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Ann Germaine (1769–1823)

Ann Germaine was sentenced to seven years transportation for stealing a remnant of printed cotton linen from a shop. She arrived in Sydney in 1791 aboard the Mary Ann as part of the Third Fleet. She had a relationship with a sailor, Thomas Tambleton, during the voyage, and gave birth to their daughter after landing in the colony. She then lived with Samuel Howell. There is no evidence of a marriage certificate. By 1804 she was living with Bishop Thomson who had been convicted in England at the same time as her (presumably they had known each other quite well). In 1809 she was recorded as living with James Eagar.

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Alternative Names
  • Jarmy, Ann
  • Jermain, Ann
  • Jeymay, Ann
  • Jermay, Ann
  • Jermoupre, Ann
  • German, Ann
  • Germain, Ann
  • Howell, Ann



3 March, 1823 (aged ~ 54)
Windsor, New South Wales, Australia

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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years