Ann Farmer, Convict, Prince of Wales 1788

Ann Falmer – Framer – Farmer was a convict who arrived in NSW aboard the Convict Prince of Wales 1788.

Crime: Petty Larceny.  Tried: Clerkenwell Green, Middlesex, 15 Dec 1786. Sentence: 7 years transportation. Ann Falmer (sic) was on rations at Port Jackson in 1788.  

Ann arrived on Norfolk Island aboard HMS Sirius in Mar 1790. Ann Farmer died 24 May 1790 of natural causes. Ralph Clark wrote:

… this morning died Ann Farmer a famele (sic) Convict which is the first Person that has died a natural death Since the Island has been first Settled – She was better than half dead before the[y] Sent her from England – by all accounts She was a most wicked woman having been the Occation of more than twenty men and women coming to untimly ends but She is now gone where She will be Rewarded According to her merrits.[1]

[1] Ralph Clark, The Journal and Letters of Lt. Ralph Clark 1787-1792.

Cite this article as: Cathy Dunn, 'Ann Farmer, Convict, Prince of Wales 1788', Australian History Research,, accessed [insert current date]
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