Ann Becket (Calcut), convict (1772 - 1821)

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Birthplace: England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in New South Wales, Australia
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About Ann Becket (Calcut), convict

Ann Calcut was sentenced to seven years transportation at the 13 August 1789 Stafford Assizes for the theft of a silver tablespoon, a fan, a cotton gown, a black silk bonnet, a linen apron, a muslin handkerchiefs and a pair of plated shoe buckles belonging to Charles Sowter. She was held in the Stafford County Gaol until 25 October 1789 when she was sent to Woolwich, London, along with four other convict women, for embarkation on the Neptune transport.

At Parramatta on 30 January 1791, six months after her arrival in the colony Calcut married James Becket (tried Shrewsbury, qv), both signing the register with an X. Their first child, Samuel was born in October but died aged 16 months. In 1802 Becket was recorded holding a purchased farm at Concord, although the family appear to have mostly lived in or near Parramatta. In 1806 they were living on a farm outside Parramatta with three sons and two daughters. James Becket died about 1808 and in 1814 Ann was described as a widow of the Parramatta district. She has not been traced in later colonial records.

She was a convict aboard The Ship Neptune which sailed from England in January 1790 and arrived in Port Jackson in June 1790.

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Ann Becket, convict's Timeline

1772
1772
United Kingdom
1791
January 30, 1791
Age 19
Parramatta, NSW, Australia
October 2, 1791
Age 19
Parramatta, NSW, Australia
1795
July 18, 1795
Age 23
Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
1798
April 2, 1798
Age 26
UNKNOWN
1800
July 31, 1800
Age 28
Parramatta, NSW, Australia
1821
1821
Age 49
New South Wales, Australia
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