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Ann Goodall (c. 1751–1818)

Ann Powell (c.1751-1818) was found guilty on 13 December 1786 at the Old Bailey, London, of pawning clothes that she had been given to wash. Sentenced to 7 years transportation, she arrived at Sydney aboard the Lady Penrhyn in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet.

Powell was ordered to be flogged on 14 June 1788 for insolence to constable James Smith after he told her to put out her fire a couple of nights earlier and she replied she would do so if he would go to the governor and get her a new pair of shoes. The punishment was forgiven after she explained that she thought Smith would take 'the liberty' in good part.

Powell had a son with Peter White in 1791 and then settled into a long term relationship with William Goodall. Their son William (b.1793) died as an infant; their daughter Margaret (b.1797) also died as an infant.

Ann Goodall died (as Ann Goodhall) on 27 April 1818 at Windsor. She was buried at St Matthew's, Windsor.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 292

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Alternative Names
  • Powell, Ann
  • Goodhall, Ann

c. 1751


27 April, 1818 (aged ~ 67)
Windsor, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years