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Ann Nicholls (1774–1849)

Ann Pugh was sentenced to 7 years transportation on 16 July 1799, at Hereford, England. She arrived in Sydney in June 1801 aboard the Earl Cornwallis. She was assigned as a servant to John Nicholls; they were married on 5 August 1803 at St Johns Church of England, Parramatta. The couple had at least 12 children.

Ann Nicholls died on 10 July 1849 at Sydney.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Nichols, Ann
  • Pugh, Ann

Lyonshall, Herefordshire, England


10 July, 1849 (aged ~ 75)
Camperdown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


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Passenger Ship
Convict Record

Crime: unknown
Sentence: 7 years