Ann Curtis

Convict woman convicted at the Old Bailey and transported for 14 years per Morley (3) (1820). Incarcerated at the Factory Above the Gaol.


Timeline

  • On Trial for possessing forged bank notes: Old Bailey, Middlesex, England,17 February 1820, (See Trial Transcript)
  • Sentenced: 14 Years Transportation
  • Sailed per Morley (3) (1820): London, 22 May 1820
  • Arrived per Morley (3) (1820): 29 August 1820
  • Likely held in Parramatta’s Factory Above the Gaol until assigned: Parramatta, > 29 August 1820
  • Absconded from service / factory: Parramatta, < 16 December 1820 [see “Police Reports” below]

Police Reports

PRINCIPAL SUPERINTENDENT’S OFFICE,

Sydney, 16th Dec. 1820.

The undermentioned Prisoners having absented themselves from their respective Employments, and some of them at large with false Certificates, all Constables and others are hereby required to use their utmost Exertions in apprehending and lodging them in Custody. …

ANN CURTIS, MARIA PEACOCK, JUDITH REYNOLDS, CATHERINE DUGGIN, ANN LYONS, HANNAH BURKE alias GREEN, ANN HALY, MARY LONG, MARGARET ANDERSON, ANN HALL, and MARY WATSON, from Parramatta Factory. …

Any Persons harbouring, concealing, or maintaining any of the said Absentees, will be prosecuted for the Offence.

WM. HUTCHINSON, Principal Supt.

See Original:POLICE OFFICE, SYDNEY, DEC. 30, 1820,” Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW: 1803 – 1842), Saturday 30 December 1820, p.2


Sources

  • Ann Curtis,” Claim a Convict, accessed 8 March 2017
  • Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 7.2, 08 March 2017), February 1820, trial of ANN CURTIS (t18200217-17), accessed 8 March 2017
  • POLICE OFFICE, SYDNEY, DEC. 30, 1820,” Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW: 1803 – 1842), Saturday 30 December 1820, p.2

Lists

# Convict

# Old Bailey

# Ship: Morley (3) (1820)

# First Female Factory

# Second Female Factory

# Year: 1820