THE PEOPLE IN THE LIFE AND
TIMES OF LACHLAN AND ELIZABETH MACQUARIE
in Bristol, England.
Sydney: 16th November 1808.
Vessel: Speke 1.
Status: Convict, 7 years transportation.
Common Law Husband: John
Married: John Sherwood.
Died: 13th November 1858 at Kurrajong Heights, N.S.W.
Buried: 15th November 1858 at St Peter's Church of England, Richmond.
Prior to the Macquarie era the following child was born to Ann and John
John Lane born 30th September
During the Macquarie era the following children were born to Ann and
Joseph born 7th July 1812.
Mary born 18th January 1813.
Sarah born c1816
Hannah born 18th January 1818.
Ann born 3rd August 1820.
After the Macquarie era the following children were born to Ann and
Thomas born 26th December 1824.
James born c1826.
Ann Lane was born in Bristol Gloucestershire in 1788. She arrived
on the 16th November 1808 on the convict ship "Speke" sentenced to
seven years transportation having been convicted for stealing clothes.
Her relationship with John Innes produced her son John Lane born on
30th September 1809 and baptised at St.Philips Church, Sydney.
He lived with his mother for his first ten years, however on 1st
January 1819 he was received into the Male Orphan School where he
remained until 1827.
John Lane married Hannah Hawkins in 1836, daughter of David Hawkins and
their son John was born at Kurrajong and baptised in Richmond on 6th
May 1838. They had a total of 7 children.
In the 1814 Muster Ann is listed at the wife of John Sherwood and with
three children and living at Richmond. The 1828 Census shows them with
eight children, including her son John Lane. John Sherwood died in 1850
and buried at St.Peters Richmond and Ann lived another eight years and
became a well-known identity in the Kurrajong area. She died on 13
These details are from the Pioneer Files
A Register of Pioneer Families, Volume 2, Pages 447 to 452, published
by The 1788 - 1820 Pioneer Association Inc.
N.S.W. Musters, 1814, 1823, 1824, 1825.
Census of New South Wales, November 1828.
Register, Volume 1, Hawkesbury Family History Group.
Hawkesbury Pioneer Register,
Volume 2, Hawkesbury Family History Group.
The 1788 - 1820 Pioneer Gazette,
January 2012, Pages 10 and 11.
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