Ann Isherwood

ANN ISHERWOOD was an English convict woman who was tried and convicted at the Bedford Assizes on 19 July 1832 and sentenced to seven years transportation per Diana (1833). ANN gave birth to daughter FRANCES ISHERWOOD seemingly before the voyage, as the pregnancy was only referred to in past tense in the medical journal of the ship’s surgeon, when ANN was suffering from diarrhoea, nausea and sometimes vomiting. Her daughter FRANCES died at the Parramatta Female Factory only a few months after arriving in the colony and was buried in the parish of St. John’s, Parramatta.


  • Alternate: ANNE ISHERWOOD


  • Tried and convicted: 19 July 1832, Bedford Assizes
  • Sentenced to seven years transportation
  • Daughter FRANCES ISHERWOOD born: 1832, England
  • Embarked on convict transport Diana: > 29 October 1832, Woolwich, England
  • Mother and daughter sailed to the colony of New South Wales per Diana: 11 December 1832
  • Mother and daughter arrived in the colony of New South Wales per Diana: 25 May 1833, Port Jackson, New South Wales
  • Daughter FRANCES ISHERWOOD died: c. 14 September 1833, Parramatta Female Factory
  • Daughter FRANCES ISHERWOOD buried: 14 September 1833, St. John’s Parish, Parramatta
  • Received Ticket of Leave: 8 July 1837, Sydney, New South Wales


  • James Ellis, Journal of His Majesty’s Convict Ship Diana, J. Ellis Surgeon, between  the 29th day of October 1832 and the 19th June 1833, Admiralty and predecessors: Office of the Director General of the Medical Department of the Navy and predecessors: Medical Journals (ADM 101, 804 bundles and volumes). Records of Medical and Prisoner of War Departments. Records of the Admiralty, Naval Forces, Royal Marines, Coastguard, and related bodies, (The National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey).
  • New South Wales Government, Tickets of Leave, 1810–1875, Series: NRS 12202; Item: [4/4113], (State Records Authority of New South Wales, Kingswood, New South Wales).
  • Parish Burial Registers, Textual Records, St. John’s Anglican Church Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia.


# Convict

# English

# Trial Place: Bedford Assizes

# Punishment: Seven Years Transportation

# Ship: Diana (1833)

# Parramatta Female Factory

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