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THE SPEKE arrived in Sydney Town. She had on board 97 female prisoners, having lost one on the voyage.  On board was an ANN WILLIAMS. We keep our eyes out for the WILLIAMS because we know little about them. This lass was from MIDDLESEX. Izzy’s WILLIAMS are from Guildford so far as we so far  know.

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The Sydney Gazette and… Sunday 20 November 1808,


Speke – Arrived 16 November 1808.

Sailed 18/5/1808 from Falmouth in 182 days.
Embarked 99 females. 


Mary Kelly  (
sailed to NSW on board the ship "Speke" which departed Falmouth on 18th May 1808 and arrived in Sydney on 16th November 1808 with a son, Thomas