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 Posted: Fri May 17th, 2019 10:56 am
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Kel

 

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Thanks so much Owen.

Annie was the daughter of one of my ancestors, Mary Higgins, who was transported in the Second Fleet. Annie died 10 days after Surprize, Scarborough and Neptune reached Sydney Cove after a nightmare voyage with most of the convicts arriving with dysentery, typhus, or already dead.

As mentioned, Annie was born in Newgate Prison, and at 2 hours old was taken on board Lady Juliana with her mother. Her father came aboard before they sailed, but didn't take the baby ashore.

Mary was taken from the graveside as her babe was laid to rest and joined the others bound for Norfolk Island, for the next chapter of her ordeal.



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