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Ann Robinson (1780–1835)

Ann Shorter was sentenced to seven years transportation for fraud. She arrived in Sydney in 1811 aboard the Friends. In 1812 she was assigned as a servant to Ellis Bent. Her sentence having expired she married Edward Robinson at the Parish of Hawkesbury chapel, Windsor, on 1 March 1813. Following her husband's death she is recorded in the 1822 Muster as living with William Laurence and in the 1825 Muster as the wife of William Lawrence.

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  • Shorter, Ann



25 August, 1835 (aged ~ 55)
Windsor, New South Wales, Australia

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Crime: fraud
Sentence: 7 years