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Ann Tyrrell (c. 1766–1804)

Ann Ward (c.1766-1804) was found guilty on 13 December 1786 at the Old Bailey, London, of stealing a red fox skin muff from a haberdasher. Sentenced to 7 years transportation, she arrived at Sydney on the Lady Penrhyn in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet.

Ward married William Tyrrell on 6 April 1788 at Port Jackson; they had one son in 179o and lived on a farm at Eastern Farms (Kissing Point). She was buried (as Ann Terrell) at St John's, Parramatta on 23 June 1804.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 371

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Ward, Ann
  • Tyrril, Ann
  • Terrell, Ann

c. 1766


22 June, 1804 (aged ~ 38)
Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


Passenger Ship
Key Events
Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years