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Ann Murray (1786–1862)

Ann Parker was sentenced to seven years transportation for theft. She arrived in Sydney in 1803 aboard the Glatton. In the 1806 Muster she was recorded as living with William Hembridge. By 1814 she was living with Kennedy Murray. They were to have five children.

Ann was committed to the Liverpool Lunatic Asylum in 1822. It is thought that she suffered from epilepsy. She remained institutionalised for almost forty years until her death. Her youngest son James, who also had epileptic fits, was committed to the Tarban Creek Gladesville Asylum in 1864.

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  • Parker, Ann



4 November, 1862 (aged ~ 76)
Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

general debility

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Crime: unknown
Sentence: 7 years