Anne Cooley

Convict woman incarcerated at the Parramatta Female Factory.

Police Reports

ANN COOLEY, tendered her person to the Bench, as being a prisoner of the Crown, on her own hands. Her motive for surrendering herself was, she said, from a wish to be returned into the Factory, and from thence to be assigned to some service in the usual way. Ordered to be put to the first class in the Factory.

See Original:POLICE INCIDENTS,” The Australian (Sydney, NSW: 1824 – 1848), Wednesday 1 November 1826, p.3

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ANN COOLEY was charged with repeated drunkenness and disorderly conduct; and further, with having stolen a quantity of wine—(precise quantity not mentioned, as a great part thereof was in that kind of vessel, which defies the gauger’s art). A bottle of wine had been taken out of a case; some of the same kind of wine was found early in the morning by the bedside of the prisoner, when she, alas, was found asleep, all happiness. She had tasted a little—then took another glass—then reclined a few minutes, and had enjoyed herself with great composure and the utmost epicurean taste—till sleep overcame her watchfulness, and out the secret came. Sentence, 12 months in the Factory.

See Original: “Police Report. WINDSOR,” Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW: 1803 – 1842), Saturday 10 February 1827, p.3



# Convict

# Second Female Factory

# Year 1826