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Ann Goodwin (1771–1830)

Ann Thomas (c.1771-1830), a servant, was found guilty on 22 April 1789 at the Old Bailey, London, of stealing a pair of gloves, value 6 d., a watch-chain, value 6 d., a handkerchief, value 6 d., a coloured apron, value 1 s., a pair of shoes, value 2 s., two shawls, value 2 s., and several other things from her employer. Sentenced to seven years transportation, she arrived in Sydney in 1790 aboard the Lady Juliana as part of the Second Fleet.

Thomas married Edward Goodwin on 27 December 1790 at St Philip's Church, Sydney; both signed the register with an 'x'. The couple had at least 13 children.

Ann Goodwin died (as Ann Goodin) in the Field of Mars in January 1830 and was buried in St Anne's cemetery, Ryde, on 7 January; her age was given as 61. 

* information from Michael Flynn, The Second Fleet: Britain’s Grim Convict Armada of 1790 (1993), p 565

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Alternative Names
  • Goodin, Ann
  • Thomas, Ann



6 January, 1830 (aged ~ 59)
Ryde, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


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Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years