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Details for the convict Ann Pagget (1847)

Convict Name:Ann Pagget
Trial Place:Warwick Warwick Quarter Sessions
Trial Date:19 October 1846
Sentence:7 years
Arrival Details
Ship:Asia V (5)
Arrival Year:1847
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Ann PAGETT was tried and convicted of stealing at the Harwich Assizes on 19 October 1846, and sentenced to 7 years transportation. She journeyed to Australia on the ship “Asia”.When she arrived in Hobart Town, Van Diemens Land on 21 July 1847 she was just 17, and her Surgeon's Report was “Bad”.

On arrival, she was 5 ft tall, had a fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes and a large mouth. (This latter may explain her less than satisfactory record as a convict!) On 10 April 1848 she was sentenced to 2 months imprisonment for “insolence”, and on 4 November 1848 she was found with a man in her room and sentenced to 10 days in the cells. On 2 April 1849 her transportation sentence was extended for 6 months for absconding.

She was delivered of an illegitimate child Henry Thomas PAGETT on 4 November 1849. Motherhood must have calmed her down, as she received her Ticket of Leave on 3 February 1852, and a Certificate of Freedom on 24 November 1853.

On 26 August 1850 she married Daniel MOORE, another convict free by servitude. Daniel, Ann and the 2 witnesses could not sign their own names. Their daughter Emma Ann MOORE was born on 4 November 1851 in Spring Bay (now Triabunna).

Tragedy struck the Moore family on 1 March 1852 when Daniel MOORE died, leaving Ann to bring up her 2 children, Henry Thomas PAGETT aged 28 months and Emma Ann MOORE aged 4 months. By 1857 things were desperate, so on 10 Aug 1857 Emma aged 5 years & 8 months was admitted to the Queens's Orphan School at New Town, Tasmania, where she stayed till 3 May 1858.

The next time Ann and Emma appear in the Orphan School records is on 5 December 1859, when Ann makes an application for Daniel MOORE (aged 7 years, 0 months & 26 days) and Emma MOORE aged 5 years, 11 months & 17 days) to be admitted. If you do the sums, Emma's age is incorrect – she is actually 8 years, 1 month and 1 day old.

This is the first and only reference I have found to Daniel MOORE, apparently 1 year, 1 month and 9 days older than Emma. Interestingly, Ann's illegitimate son Henry Thomas PAGETT is exactly 2 years older than Emma. There is no record of who his father is, but he could well be Daniel MOORE, Ann's husband. Given the discrepancy in the ages of Daniel and Emma, it is possible that Ann has changed Henry's name to Daniel, as a remembrance of her husband Daniel.

Ann's application includes a letter from James McNab stating that Ann has a third child (age and sex not given) which she intends to keep if Daniel and Emma are accepted into the Orphan School. This letter further states that Dr Smales recommends the admission of Daniel and Emma, and that if they are accepted Ann will accept employment with a Mrs Clarke. James McNab strongly recommends the admission, despite his opinion that Ann's “career of life has been loose”!

I have yet to confirm that Ann's 1859 application was successful.

The next mention I can find of Ann MOORE nee PAGETT is when she remarries. Her second husband was William GARBETT, and the ceremony was held in Fingal, Tasmania on 17 December 1866. Emma MOORE, now aged 15, was the bridesmaid, and signs her own name, unlike the groom, bride and other witnesses.

After that my great great grandmother Ann GARBETT nee MOORE nee PAGETT disappears from the records. Emma changes her name to Emily Ann MOORE and journeys to Newcastle NSW, where on 25 October 1869 aged 18 she marries my great grandfather William Robert SANDERSON. Their daughter Elsie Emma EDWARDS nee SANDERSON was my grandmother.

David Edwards 23 May 2016
Submitted by Researcher (David Edwards) on 23 May 2016

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  • The National Archives (TNA) : HO 11/15, p.168

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