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Ann Morgan (c. 1761–1807)

Ann Morgan (c.1767- ) was found guilty on 25 June 1788 at the Old Bailey, London, of stealing a half guinea and two shillings from a porter. Sentenced to 7 years transportation she was held at Newgate gaol until despatched to the Lady Juliana in March 1789. She arrived at Sydney in June 1790 as part of the Second Fleet.

Morgan married as (Mary Ann Morgan) Joseph Haynes on 5 September 1790 at St John's Church, Parramatta; both signed the register. Their only child Sarah was baptised on 8 May 1791 and was buried on 6 December 1792. The couple separated not long after. She was probably the Ann Morgan who had two children with John Bowman. By 1806 she was living with Thomas Burn, a soldier in the New South Wales Corps and had one male child. The couple have not been traced in later records. They may have returned to England when the NSW Corps was withdrawn in 1810. As her son remained in the colony, perhaps she was the Ann Morgan who was buried at Sydney on 26 October 1807.

* information from Michael Flynn, The Second Fleet: Britain’s Grim Convict Armada of 1790 (1993), p 441

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Haynes, Ann
  • Haines, Mary Ann
  • Morgan, Mary
  • Haynes, Mary
  • Haines, Ann
  • Morgan, Mary Ann

c. 1761


25 October, 1807 (aged ~ 46)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


Passenger Ship
Key Events
Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years