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Details for the convict Anne Bergen (1825)

Convict Name:Anne Bergen
Trial Place:Limerick City
Trial Date:1824
Sentence:7
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Arrival Details
Ship:Mariner (2)
Arrival Year:1825
 
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Ann Bergin

Born: 6th. October 1803, Queens County, Ireland.

Received 7 years transportation to New South Wales for “attempting to steal a cow”.

Arrived, Sydney 10th. July 1825, aboard the convict transport “Mariner”.

Height: 5ft 2in, Complexion: Fresh, Hair: Brown, Eyes: Dark Grey, Comments: Indifferent.

February 1826, escaped from custody, “from the factory”. Parramatta womens factory.

Assigned to Captain Powell on the Hunter River, she received permission to marry John Johnson, a seaman on the cutter “Lord Liverpool”, a ship working between Newcastle and Sydney.

They were married on the 26th. October 1826, at Christ Church, Hexham, Newcastle.

Child, Richard born 25th. November 1827 and is Baptised in St. Paul’s Church of England, Narellan / Cobbity,

The father is entered as “John Johnstone” and is a constable at Bong Bong in Argyle County.

Bong Bong was the county town of Argyle District, a new area of colonial settlement in New South Wales.
The principle land holder was Charles Throsby, of Throsby Park, a property now held by the National Trust.

Ann Bergin was assigned to Charles Throsby at Bong Bong.

The principal county town of the area was moved to Berrima in 1831, due to a sometimes difficult crossing of the Wingecarribee River at Bong Bong. The town then fell into decline and today is almost nonexistent.

Richard appears to have also been Baptised at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney on 14th. January 1828.
The child’s name is shown as Richard Cornelius Johnstone.
The parents are shown as John Johnstone and Ann Bergin.

Ann Bergin and John Johnson are reported as having arrived in Launceston, aboard the ship “Caroline” on 25th. August 1828.

He first appears in Convict Court Records in Launceston on 9th. December 1828 as being drunk and disorderly.

Both appear in the records, for various offences until November 1832.

Daughter, Sarah born 1830, Launceston.

Daughter, Emma / Emily is Baptised in Launceston on 20th. June 1831.

Daughter, Elizabeth is Baptised in Launceston on 6th. May 1834.

Ann Bergin received her Certificate of Freedom on 15th. March 1831 and died in Launceston on 17th. April 1839, Age 33.




I can’t find any reference material to support the following details regarding, “being abandoned by her husband” and “running away and being harboured at Cabramatta”.

From notes supplied by Angela:

records show that by March 1827, some 5 months after marriage, she is under assignment to Charles Throsby of Bong Bong estate ( near Bowral nsw) after having been abandoned by her husband who went to sea. she was signed in to the Parramatta Female Factory and then reassigned to the new master....she also has a child born in bong bong that year, (precise date not known by me). according to court records, (she is charged with running away from her master, Throsby, in March 1827) she says she saw her husband Johnson coming towards the house so she ran away. she was later found in Cabramatta being harboured by another convict called John Wilson. Wilson received something like 50 lashes for hiding her.

Submitted by Researcher (John Taylor) on 8 July 2022

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