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Ann Martin (c. 1752–1806)

Ann Toy/Joy was found guilty at the October 1789 Kent Quarter Sessions after pawning a violin which had been stolen from a pensioner at a hospital for seamen. Sentenced to 7 years transportation she arrived in Sydney in June 1790 aboard the Neptune as part of the Second Fleet.

Toy married John Martin on 26 August 1792; by November the couple were living on a 50 acre grant of land at the Northern Boundary Farms; the couple were childless. Ann was buried on 12 February 1806 at Parramatta.

* information from Michael Flynn, The Second Fleet: Britain’s Grim Convict Armada of 1790 (1993), p 576

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Alternative Names
  • Toy, Ann
  • Joy, Ann

c. 1752
Kent, England


11 February, 1806 (aged ~ 54)
Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


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Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years