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Details for the convict Ann Carey (1791)

Convict Name:Ann Carey
Trial Place:Somerset
Trial Date:1790
Arrival Details
Ship:Mary Ann
Arrival Year:1791
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Ann(Carey)Cary arrrived in May 1791 on board the MaryAnn. She gave birth to a son 7 months later. The child was baptised at St Phillip's Sydney 27 February 1792 (Vol 1,191) and was named Mark Cary Munroe. His father was the Maryann's commander and part owner,Mark Munroe. Both parents were present at the baptism.

Munroe went back to sea and in May 1792 Ann married first fleet convict George Fry at St Phillips. Ann and George had 3 children, non-survived and in 1794 George Fry abandoned Ann and left the colony. In 1979 Ann died leaving her only surviving child Mark Cary Munroe an orphan.

Ann was interred at the Sydney Old Cemetery with her 3 children by George Fry(under what is now the QV Building) as was never disinterred when the cemetery was closed.

Mark Cary Munroe died in 1864 leaving a daughter JuliaAnn Munroe. He was buried in his fathers family Crypt at Sanhills Cemetery along with his father Mark and 2 half brothers Andrew and Edward. The bodies wre disinterred in 1901 when Sandhills was closed and the 4 bodies were placed in a single grave with no marker at Rookwood Cemetary.
Submitted by Researcher (8448) on 4 September 2017

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