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Ann Nash (1758–1829)

Ann Hannaway was sentenced to fourteen years transportation, at the January 1789 Old Bailey Sessions, for receiving stolen goods. She arrived in Sydney in 1790 aboard the Neptune as part of the Second Fleet. Her infant son, James, accompanied her. In 1790 Hannaway and James were sent to Norfolk Island on the Surprize in August 1790. She married Robert Nash on 5 November 1791 on the island; they had four daughters and left for Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) in 1808.

Ann Nash died on 12 December 1829 and was buried at Sorell cemetery, her age was given as 71.

* information from Michael Flynn, The Second Fleet: Britain’s Grim Convict Armada of 1790 (1993), pp 312-13

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  • Hannaway, Ann



12 December, 1829 (aged ~ 71)
Sorell, Tasmania, Australia

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Crime: receiving stolen goods
Sentence: 14 years