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Ann Wood (c. 1764–1831)

Ann Wood (c.1764-1831) and Elizabeth Ayers were found guilty on 24 October 1787 at the Middlesex Old Bailey Sessions of stealing a coat, a pair of breeches, buckles and stockings from a man who had paid to lodge with them for the night. Sentenced to 7 years transportation the women arrived at Sydney in June 1790 aboard the Lady Juliana as part of the Second Fleet.

Wood was sent to Norfolk Island on the Surprize, arriving in August 1790. She lived with Richard Joy. Following his death in December 1795, she returned alone to Sydney around 1797-1801. In 1814 she was mustered as single and residing in Sydney. She was described as the wife of brewer William Lovegrove in 1822. After his death in 1824 she found employment with publican Reuben Hannan at Campbelltown.

Ann Joy died at Sydney General Hospital; her age was given as 75. She was buried on 16 February 1831.

* information from Michael Flynn, The Second Fleet: Britain’s Grim Convict Armada of 1790 (1993), p 623

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Joy, Ann

c. 1764


15 February, 1831 (aged ~ 67)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


Passenger Ship
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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years