Ann Carey.

Born in Newton St. Loe. c1766 – Died in the Colony 1788.


Ann Carey faced two counts of breaking and entering at Newton St Loe, Somerset: first, theft of a linen apron and handkerchief (12d.) and in a second burglary, theft of five linen caps and other goods (10s 3d.). At Taunton on 30 March 1786 she was sentenced to be transported for seven years and on 21 November she was ordered to the Dunkirk hulk where women from county gaols were being collected for NSW. On 11 March 1787, she was sent to the transport ship Charlotte.


Ann Carey was buried at Sydney Cove on 2 October 1788 at the age of 22.






To The Memory of

Ann Carey.


Ann tackled trouble that came her way; unfortunately the result was transportation many miles away.

Her young life cut short for reasons we’ll never know.

Sleep peacefully now; you have done the best you could.






Founders of Australia.

M. Gillen.


Verse: J. Mortimer # 6409

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