Ann Green, alias Cowley, a 28-year-old
mantua maker, was charged at the Old Bailey on 13
December 1786, with stealing 19 china plates to the
value of 7/6d and one china bowl to the value of 6d, the
property of William Moody. She was found guilty and
sentenced to seven years transportation. Ann was put
had a young child with her, a son named William, who
died on 8 February 1787, before the Fleet sailed.
On the voyage, Ann formed an association with William
Sever, captain of Lady
A daughter was born to them on 9 November 1788 and was
christened Letitia Green.
On 31 March 1792, Ann Green married William Bledy/Bladdy,
who had been charged at Carlisle, Cumberland, on 7
August, 1790, and transported on Brittania, arriving in
1791 with a seven-year sentence. A daughter, Jane, was
born to Ann and William on 7 January 1795, and a son,
Thomas, on 24 April 1797. Ann was granted 50 acres of
land at Mulgrave Place in 1797 and William received his
first grant in 1802. By 1820, the family held 70 acres
on the Hawkesbury.
Letitia Green, known as Letitia Bladdy, was aged 16 in
1804 when she married Hawkesbury settler, Roger Twyfield,
aged 38, who had arrived on Friendship. His
wife, Mary, had died after a short illness only two
weeks previously. Letitia appears to have been the first
colonial born girl to marry in the Colony. She died in
1827, aged 38.
Records show the Bladdy family still being issued with
rations at Windsor in 1812. In that year, on 5 October,
Ann and William's daughter, Jane, married Richard
Ballard, second officer on Hunter. They had a daughter,
Jane Ann, born in 1813. By 1814, Ann Bladdy was
housekeeper at Government House, Windsor. She died in
1820, aged 67, and is buried at St Matthew's, Windsor.