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Huxley, Ann (1812–1883)

Ann Reason, housemaid, dairymaid & needlewoman, was sentenced to seven years transportation for stealing clothes. She arrived in Sydney in 1836 aboard the Elizabeth. She was described as being 5 feet 3¼ inches (160.1 cms) tall, with a ruddy & freckled complexion, brown hair and hazel eyes. She was the sister of Hannah Hart and was accompanied on the voyage by her two-year-old son. She was assigned to Simeon Lord. She married James Thatcher in 1838 and James Huxley in 1852.

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  • death notice, Australian Town and Country Journal, 26 May 1883, p 1001

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Reason, Ann
  • Thatcher, Ann

Wiltshire, England


18 May 1883
Richmond, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years