THE 1788 - 1820 PIONEER ASSOCIATION INC.

THE PEOPLE IN THE LIFE AND TIMES OF LACHLAN AND ELIZABETH MACQUARIE

Ann/Nancy Yates

Born: c.1775.
Arrived Sydney: 18th July 1798.
Ship: Britannia.
Status: Convict.
Married: (1) Joseph Parker Morley on the 9th September 1798 at St. Phillip’s, Sydney, N.S.W..
Died: c1810 at Caloa, Lima, Peru.
Buried:

Profile:
Prior to the Macquarie era the following children were born to Joseph and Ann:-
Jane born cMay 1801, died cJuly 1801 in Sydney, N.S.W.
Elizabeth born c1802, died 20th May 1808 in Sydney N.S.W.
Eleanor born c1805 at Church Hill, Sydney N.S.W.
Female child born c1806 at Sydney N.S.W., died pre. 1822.
Ann born c1808 at Sydney N.S.W.

Ann was convicted of stealing at the Old Bailey in 1795 and sentenced to 7 years transportation. She was 35 years old at time of sentencing. Two months after she arrived she married Joseph Morley. Ann and Joseph separated after four daughters were born because of Joseph’s liaison with Hannah Railton. Ann took her youngest daughter, Ann, with her intending to return to England in 1809. Their ship, the Boyd called at Whangaroa, New Zealand and was captured by Maoris who massacred and ate the crew and passengers. Ann and her daughter were among the four people who survived. She eventually caught a ship to England but the ship was forced to divert to Lima, Peru due to storm damage and this where Ann Morley died. Her daughter Ann was eventually returned to her father in Sydney.

Reference:
A Register of Pioneer Families Volumne 1, Pages 318 to 325, published by The 1788 - 1820 Pioneer Association Inc.

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