Ann Reffin1

F, #33, b. 27 January 1783, d. 26 July 1839
FatherJohn Ralphin2 b. 23 Jun 1753
MotherAnn Ward2
Relationship4th great-grandmother of Timothy George Sheens
ChartsAncestors of Timothy George Sheens
Last Edited2 Jun 2014
Name Variation Ann Griffin3 
Birth*27 January 1783 Leicester, England2 
Baptism23 February 1783 Walton On The Wolds, Leicester, England;
daughter of John & Ann Reffin2 
Article*12 March 1803 "Nottingham Journal", Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England;
At the Assizes to be held here this day for this Town and County, Before the Hon. Sir Robert Graham Knt, the following prisoners are to take their trials: - ... Ann Reffin for a burgulary at Ruddington; ...4 
Article19 March 1803 "Nottingham Journal", Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England;
At our Assizes which began on Friday and ended on Tuesday last, seven prisoners were capitally convicted, and received sentences of death, viz ... Ann Reffin ...4 
Transportation*24 June 1804 "Experiment", Sydney, NSW;
Name: Ann Reffin
Ship: Experiment
Trial Place & Year: Nottingham 1803
Sentence: 7 years1 
Birth of Son19 May 1806 Castlereagh, NSW;Principal=James Burns4 
Birth of Daughter4 February 1810 Parramatta, NSW;Principal=Ann Burns5 
Article9 June 1810 "The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser", NSW;
9th June, 1810.
The Persons whose Names are inserted underneath, and who arrived in this Colony in the several recited Ships under which their Names respectively appear, have obtained Certificates from His Excellency the GOVERNOR, of their being restored to all the Rights of Free Subjects in consequence of their Terms of Transportation being expired ; they are therefore henceforth to be respected accordingly.
By Command of His Excellency,
Experiment, 1804. 
Anne Reffin6 
Married Name23 December 1810 Byrnes3 
Marriage*23 December 1810 St Johns, Parramatta, NSW;David Burns of the Parish Parramatta
& Ann Griffin of ditto
Married in this Church by Banns the twenty third Day of December in the Year One Thousand Eight Hundred and ten By me Samuel Marsden Chaplain
The Marriage wa solemnized betweed us
David Burns his mark
Ann Griffin her mark
in the presence of
Joseph Smallwood
Mary Smallwood her mark;Groom=David Burns3 
Birth of Son29 December 1813 Parramatta, NSW;Principal=John Byrnes7 
Birth of Daughter1 June 1815 Parramatta, NSW;Principal=Esther Burns7 
Birth of Daughter2 August 1819 Parramatta, NSW;Principal=Catherine Sophia Burns7 
Birth of Son13 May 1826 Parramatta, NSW;Principal=Samuel Burns7 
Census 1828*1828 Parramatta, NSW;
David Byrnes, 60, Conditional Pardon, Protestant, "Friendship", 1789, Life, Tailor
Anne Byrnes, 40, Free by Servitude, Protestant, "Experiment", 1805, 7 years
James Byrnes, 22, Born Colony, Protestant
John Byrnes, 15, Born Colony, Protestant
Catherine Byrnes, 8, Born Colony, Protestant
Samuel Byrnes, 2, Born Colony, Protestant;Head of Household=David Burns, Son=John Byrnes, Daughter=Catherine Sophia Burns, Son=Samuel Byrnes, Son=James Burns8 
Death*26 July 1839 Castlereagh, NSW9 
Burial*29 July 1839 Castlereagh Cemetery, Castlereagh, NSW;
Ann Ralphian or Ann Byrnes, age 56, wife of David Burns late of Parramatta Ship Experiment9 


David Burns b. 1768, d. 25 Mar 1848


  1. [S156] The Convicts to Port Jackson 1788 - 1849, The Convicts to Port Jackson.
  2. [S160] IGI batch P020461 Walton On The Wolds, Leicester.
  3. [S44] Microfilm Marriage, St Johns Parramatta, 1790-1978.
  4. [S159] The Castlereagh Connection, online
  5. [S56] Microfilm Baptism, Early Church of England, 1788-1855 "V18102486 1A/1810 Ann Byrns."
  6. [S356] The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, Saturday, June 9, 1810.
  7. [S42] Microfilm Baptism, St Johns Parramatta, 1790-1969.
  8. [S158] 1828 Census for New South Wales, Australia (online image) "Household of David Byrnes."
  9. [S50] Microfilm Burial, Christ Church Castlereagh, 1828-1875 "V18391028 23A/1839 Ann Burns."
  10. [S13] NSW Birth Index, V18102486 1A/1810 Ann Byrns.