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Ann Payne (1801–?)

DNA tests have confirmed that Ann's parents were Elizabeth Ruse and James Kiss.

Whilst her husband Daniel Reid was serving a gaol sentence in 1827-1830, Ann lived with her sister Susannah Harrigan and had a daughter with Susannah's husband, Patrick.

By 1828 Ann was living with John Hartshorn and had left her son Thomas with her parents and placed two of her daughters in an orphanage. The other daughter was left with her sister Mary Kennedy. She had four children with Hartshorn.  She later lived with Thomas Payne. They had two sons.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Ruse, Ann
  • Kiss, Ann
  • Reid, Ann
  • Read, Ann
  • Hartshorn, Ann

Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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