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Ann (Argee) Whittaker (abt. 1800 - 1866)

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Ann "Anne" Whittaker formerly Argee aka Hargee, Whitaker
Born about in County Cavan, Irelandmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and
Sister of
Wife of — married 30 Jun 1851 in Hobart, Van Diemen's Land, Australiamap
[children unknown]
Died in Hobart, Tasmania, Australiamap
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Ann (Argee) Whittaker was a convict after the Third Fleet transported to Van Diemen's Land

Anne Argee was aged about 48 when she was tried in Kings County on 8 April 1848 and found guilty of receiving stolen goods (cloak and quilt). Her sentence was seven years transportation.[1] Anne travelled to Van Diemen's Land on board the Lord Auckland arriving in January 1849.

According to her convict conduct records, Ann was a housemaid prior to conviction and was a single woman. She was five feet three and a quarter inches tall, aged 48 and had a dark complexion that was "very much freckled" and black hair. Ann had hazel eyes and a medium sized nose and round chin. Ann had at least four previous convictions for theft before her sentence of transportation and the records noted that she had "lived for five years by thieving". Ann was also illiterate and a Roman Catholic.[2]

On arrival in Van Diemen's Land Ann was allocated to a work gang.[2] In May 1851 she was given permission to marry Richard Whittaker (or Whiteker).[3] They married in June 1851 in a Church of England service in Hobart.[4]

Ann received a ticket of leave in September 1852.[2]

Ann died aged "64" in Hobart on 3 September 1866 on the "Cascade Road". No cause of death was given; the informant was her husband, Richard.[5]

Points for Further Research

Ann's convict conduct record and indent records stated that she came from Cork City whereas her description record gave her native place as County Cavan. Since she was tried in King's County, it seems more probable that she came from Cavan rather than Cork.


  1. National Archives of Ireland, Irish Transportation Database, PDF compilation database of records contained in the National Archives of Ireland; entry for Anne Argee, page 45; Record reference code: TR 8, P 230.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Archives of Tasmania, PDF original convict conduct record for Ann Argee. Accessed 26 September 2016.
  3. Archives of Tasmania, Marriage Permission Record for Ann Argee and Richard Whiteker. Accessed 26 September 2016.
  4. Archives of Tasmania, PDF original marriage record for "Ann Hargee" and "Richard Whittaker". Accessed 26 September 2016.
  5. Archives of Tasmania, PDF original death record for Ann Whitaker.

See also:

  • Archives of Tasmania, PDF original convict description record for Ann Argee. Accessed 26 September 2016.
  • Archives of Tasmania, PDF original convict indent record for Ann Argee. Accessed 26 September 2016.

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