Ann Coleman (1813–)

ANN COLEMAN was an Irish convict woman who was tried and convicted at the Old Bailey, London for simple larceny, specifically stealing a gown, and sentenced to seven years transportation per Henry Wellesley (1) (1836). There is a possibility that ANN COLEMAN was tried and found “not guilty” at the Old Bailey a couple of months earlier for stealing and attempting to pawn another gown.

At the time of her transportation on the Henry Wellesley (1), ANN COLEMAN was a single woman with one child, aged six months, also on board with her.

In the colony, ANN COLEMAN was also found guilty of secondary offences for which she was sentenced to imprisonment and hard labour in the Parramatta Female Factory.


Names

  • Alternate: ANNE COLEMAN (c.f. Old Bailey record)

Timeline

  • Born: 1813, County Cork, Ireland
  • Possibly tried and convicted of simple larceny, stealing a dress: 6 April 1835, Old Bailey, London, England
  • Found not guilty: April 1835, Old Bailey, London, England
  • Tried and convicted of simple larceny, stealing a dress: 15 June 1835, Old Bailey, London, England
  • Sentenced to seven years transportation: June 1835, Old Bailey, London, England
  • Sailed to the colony of New South Wales per Henry Wellesley (1): 7 October 1835, Portsmouth, England
  • Arrived in the colony of New South Wales per Henry Wellesley (1): 7 February 1836, Port Jackson, New South Wales
  • Committed to gaol: 14 April 1841, Parramatta Gaol
  • Forwarded to the Female Factory Bathurst “to give evidence”: 16 April 1841
  • Committed to gaol and held for 48 hours in the cells for drunkenness: 26 December 1843, Parramatta Gaol, Parramatta
  • Discharged from gaol: 28 December 1843, Parramatta Gaol, Parramatta
  • Committed to gaol and held for 24 hours in cells for drunkenness: 30 September 1845, Parramatta Gaol, Parramatta
  • Discharged from gaol: 1 October 1845: Parramatta Gaol, Parramatta
  • Committed for trial for larceny: 18 March 1846, Parramatta Gaol, Parramatta
  • Sentenced to six months imprisonment and hard labour in Parramatta Female Factory: 3 April 1846
  • Committed to gaol for larceny: 22 October 1846, Parramatta Gaol, Parramatta
  • Remanded and committed for trial: 26 October 1846
  • Tried for larceny: 5 January 1846, Sydney Quarter Sessions

Law Reports

  • Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0), 6 April 1835, trial of ANN COLEMAN (t18350406-1034), accessed 14 October 2018. [possibly the same ANN COLEMAN – unconfirmed]
  • Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0), 15 June 1835, trial of ANNE COLEMAN (t18350615-1433), accessed 14 October 2018.
  • Law Report of ANN COLEMAN, “PARRAMATTA POLICE COURT,” Parramatta Chronicle and Cumberland General Advertiser (NSW : 1843 – 1845), Saturday 30 December 1843, p. 2.
  • Female Factory Online (www.femalefactoryonline.org, 2018), 30 August 1844, Law Report of ANN COLEMAN, (p18440830).
  • Female Factory Online (www.femalefactoryonline.org, 2018), 18 September 1844, Law Report of ANN COLEMAN, (p18440918).

Occupation

  • Cook
  • Maid of all work

Religion

  • Catholic

Description

  • Height: Five feet and one inch
  • Make: Stout
  • Complexion: Fresh
  • Hair: Brown
  • Eyes: Hazel

Sources

  • New South Wales Government, Description books [Sydney Gaol and Darlinghurst Gaol], NRS 2523, Reel 857, (State Records Authority of New South Wales. Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia).
  • Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0), 6 April 1835, trial of ANN COLEMAN (t18350406-1034), accessed 14 October 2018.
  • Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0), 15 June 1835, trial of ANNE COLEMAN (t18350615-1433), accessed 14 October 2018.
  • PARRAMATTA POLICE COURT,” Parramatta Chronicle and Cumberland General Advertiser (NSW : 1843 – 1845), Saturday 30 December 1843, p. 2.
  • The Digital Panopticon (https://www.digitalpanopticon.org/, version 1.1), Anne Coleman Life Archive (ID: obpdef1-1433-18350615), accessed 14 October 2018.
  • SYDNEY COURT OF QUARTER SESSIONS,” The Guardian (Sydney, NSW : 1844), Saturday 21 September 1844, p. 223.
  • COMMITTALS,” The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954), Friday 30 August 1844, p. 4.
  • SYDNEY COURT OF QUARTER SESSIONS,” The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954), Wednesday 18 September 1844, p. 3.

Lists

# Convict

# Irish

# Trial Place: Old Bailey

# Punishment: Seven Years Transportation

# Ship: Henry Wellesley (1) (1836)

# Parramatta Female Factory