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Ann Mulcock (c. 1771–1820)

Ann Hall (c.1771-1820), a prostitute, was found guilty on 26 April 1797 at the Old Bailey, London, of stealing goods from a man she had invited into her room. Sentenced to 7 years transportation she arrived at Sydney aboard the Brittania in July 1798. Hall was assigned to Rev. Richard Johnston and on 18 October 1800, at St Philips Church, Sydney, married Jesse Mulcock, a fellow servant in Johnson's household; both signed the register. Ann had received a conditional pardon on 4 June 1800.

By 1806 the Mulcocks had a house in Pitt Street and in December 1809 Jesse held a 100 acre farm at Toongabbie and a year later was granted a beer licence. At the time of his death in 1818 he was supplying a great deal of grain and meat to the government. Ann continued to operate the farm and resumed the supply of meat to the government with her brother-in-law Thomas Mulcock as an assistant. He had been transported just before her husband had died.

Ann Mulcock was buried (as Ann Mocock) on 7 September 1820. She left two farms (110 and 30 acres) to her brother-in-law, Thomas. The will gave him a life interest in the farms which, along with the rest of her estate, she left to her son William Daniels 'now residing in England and whom I bore in England to William Daniels since deceased'.

information from

  • Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 256
  • Leanne Jones, Women in Colonial Commerce 1817-1820, MA Thesis, 2001 — accessed 25 February 2021

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Hall, Ann
  • Mocock, Ann

c. 1771


6 September, 1820 (aged ~ 49)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


Passenger Ship
Convict Record

Crime: theft (house)
Sentence: 7 years
Court: Old Bailey, London
Trial Date: 26 April 1797


Occupation: prostitute
Married: Yes
Children: Yes (1)