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Smith, Ann (c. 1750–1837)

At Seven Hills, on the the 26th September, Mrs. Ann Smith, Relict of Mr. William Smith, aged 88 years, she accompanied her former husband 3 years during the American War, arrived in this Colony in the first fleet, and was the first English female who landed here, she has been blind eleven years, and confined to her bed nine. Too much praise cannot be given to her daughter-in-law, Mrs. R. Wall for her many years kind attention. Her remains were followed to the grave by a numerous circle of relatives and friends, especially all old hands who knew her.

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Alternative Names
  • Overy, Ann

c. 1750
Hampshire, England


25 September, 1837 (aged ~ 87)
Seven Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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