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Ann Jones (c. 1770–1791)

Ann Jones (c.1770-1791) and Grace Brown were found guilty on 27 February 1788 at the Old Bailey, London, of stealing a 19 yard length of ribbon from a shop. Sentenced to 7 years transportation the women embarked for New South Wales on the Lady Juliana in March 1789, arriving in the colony in June 1790 as part of the Second Fleet.

Ann may be the Ann Jones who was sent to Norfolk Island on the Surprize in August 1790. The diarist Lieutenant Ralph Clark noted that this woman died on 24 October 1791 at Phillipsburg.

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

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c. 1770


24 October, 1791 (aged ~ 21)
Norfolk Island, Australia

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Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years