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Fanny Pantoney (1765–1822)

Fanny Dyer (c.1765-1822) was found guilty on 12 March 1808 at Wiltshire, England, of stealing two cotton gowns and other articles from a dwelling house. Her death sentence was commuted to 6 years transportation and she arrived at Sydney aboard the Admiral Gambier and Aeolus in December 1808.

Dyer (as Frances Dyer) married William Pantoney on 11 October 1813 at St Matthew's Church, Windsor; Pantoney marked the register with an 'x', Dyer signed her name. She was mustered in 1814 with two children (probably Sarah Smith's two children).

Fanny took over the 50 acre family farm, which included 121 sheep, following her husband's death in 1819.

Fanny Pantoney died on 6 May 1822 and was buried (as Fanny Pantony) two days later at Richmond; her age was given as 57.

* information from Biographical Database of Australia —

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Dyer, Fanny
  • Dier, Fanny
  • Doyle, Fanny
  • Doyle, Frances
  • Dyer, Frances



6 May, 1822 (aged ~ 57)
Richmond, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


Passenger Ship
Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years