Ann George (c.1764-1814)

Ann George is one of St John’s First Fleeters. Ann was a convict transported per Lady Penrhyn (1788). She was convicted, alongside her partner in crime Eleanor McCabe, of assault and robbery at the Old Bailey on 11 May 1785 and sentenced to seven years transportation. Ann had a son by a seaman, born on 10 December 1788, who died on 22 December 1788, then cared for and bore two children to the colony’s first surveyor, Augustus Alt. She died, aged 50, on 18 January 1814 at Ashfield and was buried the following day, 19 January 1814 in the same cemetery in which her partner, Augustus Alt, is also buried. Unlike Alt, who died a year after his mistress and the mother of his two children, Ann George’s grave is unmarked and its location is unknown.


Relationships

  • Partner in Crime: Eleanor McCabe
  • Common law wife of Archibald Lodwick, seaman on Charlotte (1788)
  • Parent of William Lodwick (10 December 1788-22 December 1788)
  • Common law wife of First Fleeter and surveyor Augustus Alt
  • Parent of Lucy Alt (1790-1806)
  • Parent of Henry George Alt (b.1799)

Occupations

  • Shoe binder

Positions

  • Convict Lady Penrhyn (1788)

Related Content

Augustus Alt: The Baron (2016)

By David Morgan

Abstract: Augustus Alt was the first Surveyor-General of New South Wales (1787-1803). His life, beginning in upper-class London in 1734 and ending in insolvency in Parramatta in 1815, had been one of adventure across Europe as an army officer, surveyor, engineer – and mercenary. One of the oldest members of the First Fleet, he suffered ill health soon after his arrival and it is unclear just how much surveying was done by him personally. His key role may have been as an advisor to Governor Phillip on land matters. more>>


Sources

  • Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet, (Sydney: Library of Australian History, 1989)
  • Parish Burial Records, Textual Records, St. John’s Anglican Church Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia.
  • Ron Withington, Dispatched Downunder: Tracing the Resting Places of the First Fleeters, (Woolloomooloo, The Fellowship of First Fleeters, 2013), p.440

Lists

# First Fleet

# Convict

# Trial Place: Old Bailey

# Ship: Lady Penrhyn (1788)

# Burial year: 1814

# Grave: unmarked