Ann (Calcut) Beckett [Convict "Neptune" 1790]

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Ann Beckett (Calcut)

Death: 1821 (50-51)
Toongabbie, NSW, Australia
Immediate Family:

Daughter of {unknown father of Ann Calcut} and {unknown mother of Ann Calcut}
Wife of James Beckett [Convict "Surprize" 1790]
Mother of Samuel Beckett, infant; James Beckett, Jnr; Samuel Beckett; Esther Hendle - Nelson - Tuckwell - James and Mary Best

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About Ann (Calcut) Beckett [Convict "Neptune" 1790]

Ann CALCUT was convicted of theft and sentenced to 7 years transportation. She arrived in Sydney Cove on 28/6/1790 on "Neptune"

Ann married James BECKET on 30/1/1791 Rose Hill and they had the following children

  • Samuel 1791
  • James 1793
  • Samuel 1795
  • Esther 1798
  • Mary 1800

Ann died c1822 Toongabbie, NSW

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.


Staffordshire Summer Afsizes 29 Geo 3d Whereas Anthony Joseph Reynolds Ann Cacutt William Porter Richard Lawson John Cartwright and Joseph Tomlinson were severally convicted of Grand Larcen at this Afsizes and General Gaol Delivery for which they were respectively ordered to be transported beyond the Seas for The Term of Seven Years

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Ann (Calcut) Beckett [Convict "Neptune" 1790]'s Timeline

June 28, 1790
Age 20
'Neptune' out of Portsmouth 19 Jan 1790
October 2, 1791
Parramatta, NSW, Australia
July 15, 1793
Parramatta , New South Wales , Australia
July 18, 1795
Toongabbie, New South Wales, Australia
April 2, 1798
Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
July 31, 1800
Parramatta, NSW, Australia
Age 51
Toongabbie, NSW, Australia