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Hannah Haynes (c. 1756–?)

Hannah Green (c.1756- ) was found guilty on 10 September 1783 at the Old Bailey, London, of stealing four hats from a shop. Sentenced to 7 years transportation to America she was among the prisoners who mutinied on the convict transport Mercury in April 1784. Recaptured, she was sent to the Dunkirk hulk in June 1784. She was discharged to the Friendship in March 1787, was transferred to the Charlotte at Rio de Janeiro in August, and arrived at Sydney in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet.

Green married William Haynes, who had also been on the Dunkirk hulk and the Friendship, on 10 February 1788 at Sydney Cove.

Hannah Haynes was reported in 1801 to have left the colony for England; the same year her husband died.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 149

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  • Green, Hannah

c. 1756

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Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years