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Details for the convict Ann Gatherer (1850)

Convict Name:Ann Gatherer
Trial Place:Scotland - Aberdeen Court of Justiciary
Trial Date:21 September 1849
Sentence:7 years
Notes:alias Geddes
 
Arrival Details
Ship:St. Vincent (2)
Arrival Year:1850
 
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ANN GATHERER
Police #530
Convict ID # 11506 Ann Gatherer
4th GGA born 30 Dec 1811 in Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, Parents yeoman Adam Gatherer and Ann Milne (4th ggp).

"Milkmaid" Ann lived a hard life in Huntly, Berwickshire, Scotland.

Physically Description: 5'1 1/2" tall - dark sallow complexion, hazel eyes, black/grey hair, could read and & write, Protestant, married with 2 children.

June 23, 1838 Ann married George Geddes in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland (FHL Film # 993190)

CHARGES:
Sept 21, 1849 age 35 years brought before the courts and found "GUILTY" of stealing 5 shillings from sailor James Jobson - sentenced to 7 years of hard labour in Van Diemen's Land. This was herAnn's 4th offence.
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COURT:
Age 36 Aberdeen Circuit Court September 1849 From Grange, Banffshire, Scotland charged with Theft
PUNISHMENT:
7 Years transportation
Gaol Report – 4 times before convicted

The Prisoner on an intelligible statement declares her innocence

PETITION FROM PRISON OF ANN GATHERER
Reverent Sir I take the liberty of writting you this few lines and I humbely beg of you to look into my case I most say it is a kind and mispakable and one which forever on this earth could repay if it is granted ples to leet me know how to appli to bring my cas for ward as I am confint heer and cant to nothing for my self and the bord told me I would get a pors aggant but I wrot to one come neer me and I most say it is very hurst to heer and can get no justics and all for my own mony and the govrnor told me he could not fors a poors aggant but I shall leve it to you as you know best (illegible) I humbuly beeg of you to with me as I have not a day to (illegible) to for if the word come to tak us away I am sory to say I must go and I have no friends but a child going 9 year old and I humbuly beeg of you to ekcuse my (illegible) lines your most obbedent and humbel servant


Ann Gatherer, Aberdeen Prison

TRANSPORTATION ABOARD ST VINCENT PRISON SHIP / 2ND VOVAGE:
19 Dec. 1849 one of 207 convicts who departed from Downs, England to Van Diemen's Land.

4 April 1850 arrived Hobart on the St. Vincent Prison convict ship

7 June 1852 service of Mr. Hardwicke Patrick St.

CASCADE PUNISHMENT BOOK:
20 Aug 1853 "Talking at Mess Table" by Mrs. Hawson
3 days solitary confinement and brought up for Disposal
23 Aug 1853 Brought up for Disposal by Superintendent
Discharged to A and kept at washtub until expiration of sentence and no billet

PARDONED:
1855 pardoned (5.2 years of 7 year sentence) / married Samuel Robinson, another convict who had come to Van Dieman's Land in 1832 on the Convict Ship "Mary"

4 March 1854 Conditional Pardon HTG-7-3-1854
7 March 1854 Ticket of Leave GRANTED TofL 7/3/54 Source CON41
23 Oct 1854 Conditional Pardon recommended
Oct 24/54 Recomd for a C.P.
28 Aug 1855 Conditional Pardon approved 28 Aug 1855
21 Sep 1856 Free by Servitude (sentence expired)
2 July 1858 Certification of Freedom issued Cert FR Launceton
2 July 1858 in Launces
7 June 1852 Absconed

photographs of Ann's documentation available / http://thestonelady.blogspot.com/2018/07/story-of-milk-maid-ann-gatherer.html
Submitted by Researcher (Deborah Glover) on 16 July 2018
Submitted by Researcher (Deborah Glover) on 16 July 2018

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Research notes

HERE ARE THE WORDS OF ANN HERSELF: Ann Geddes Letter (Petition) (spelling and punctuation as per letter!) Us ther was non of my witnness summond to the court I got no justies and if they had
Submitted by Researcher (Deborah Glover) on 16 July 2018

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Sources

  • The National Archives (TNA) : HO 11/16, p.135

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