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Ann Poor (c. 1766–1796)

Ann Poor/Power and Ann Doyle were found guilty at the March 1787 Maidstone (Kent) Assizes of a burglary in which a pair of sheets, and clothing and linen were stolen. The women's death sentences were commuted to 7 years transportation. They embarked for New South Wales on the Lady Juliana in April 1789, arriving in the colony in June 1790 as part of the Second Fleet.

In August 1790, eight weeks after landing, the women were sent to Norfolk Island on the Surprize. Ann Poor had a daughter, Ann, in 1792 with John Caesar, a convict notorious for his strength and rebelliousness. Poor remained on the island after Caesar returned to Port Jackson. She died on Norfolk Island on 25 March 1796.  

* information from Michael Flynn, The Second Fleet: Britain’s Grim Convict Armada of 1790 (1993), p 481

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Power, Ann
  • Powell, Ann
  • Poore, Ann

c. 1766


25 March, 1796 (aged ~ 30)
Norfolk Island, Australia

Cause of Death


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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years