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Ann Charlotte Pretty (1827–1848)

Ann Charlotte Pretty (1827-1848), the daughter of William Pretty and Elizabeth Crocker, was born on 15 April 1827 at Shoreditch, London. She travelled with her mother and brother to Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) aboard the William Bryan in 1833 to join her convict father who was serving a life sentence for housebreaking. Charlotte was placed in the Queen's Orphan School, Hobart, on 12 March 1835 and was discharged to her mother on 12 July 1836.

Charlotte Pretty's son, William, was born on 11 November 1846; the father's name is not recorded. William died on 22 November 1846 from convulsions.

Charlotte Pretty died on 24 August 1848 at Hobart. Her cause of death was given as alcoholic poisoning. 

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15 April, 1827
London, Middlesex, England


24 August, 1848 (aged 21)
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Cause of Death

alcohol poisoning

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