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Ann Maria Powers was born circa 1812 in England, United Kingdom to Thomas Powers (bef1812-) and Sarah Cook (bef1812-) and died 2 January 1914 in Dungog, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. She married John Cocking (c1804-1841) .

Arrived as the convict Ann Cocking sentenced to 10 years (not 15 as recorded in Australia records) on the "Planter" on 29 October 1839, one of the last convict transports to New South Wales. Ticket of Leave granted 14 February 1846 on condition that she stayed in the Dungog area.

Her husband John Cocking, also sentenced to 10 years, was transported on the Marquis of Hastings, which arrived 7 months earlier on 16 March 1839. He, however, instead of being sent to New South Wales, was sent to Tasmania. The accomplice in their crime, Benjamin Buggey, was transported on the same ship.

Sentenced Old Bailey 20 August 1838. She was sentenced to 10 years transportation at the age of 20 years as was her husband John Cocking, 34 years, and their accomplice Benjamin Buggey, 17 years. They were were "indicted for a robbery on Charles Pearson, on the 19th of August, putting him in fear, and taking from his person and against his will, 1 hat, value 9s.; 1 pair of gloves, value 1s.; 2 half-crowns and 7d.; his goods and monies; and immediately before and at the time of the said robbery striking and beating him." Ann, a prostitute, had "enticed" Charles Pearson out of a pub and into a field, where, while they were on the ground, John Cocking and Benjamin Buggey beat him and stole the goods from his person.


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Children


Offspring of John Bacon (aka John Wisby) and Ann Maria Powers (c1812-1914)
Name Birth Death Joined with
John Bakon (1843-1921) 1843 Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia 4 July 1921 Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia Hester Minns (1846-1908)
Amy Adelaide Davis (1872-1940)

Charles Bacon (1846-1941) 24 May 1846 Dungog, New South Wales, Australia 18 July 1941 Dungog, New South Wales, Australia Hannah Kathlene Canham (1853-1942)

Ann Maria Bacon (1848-1914) 1848 Dungog, New South Wales, Australia 7 March 1914 Dungog Cottage Hospital, Dungog, New South Wales, Australia James Adolphus Frederick Elliott (1849-1914)

William Bacon (1851-1929) 1851 Morpeth, New South Wales, Australia 16 January 1929 Walcha, New South Wales, Australia Mary Catherine Cumming (1863-1937)

Thomas Bacon (1853-1943) 1853 Morpeth, New South Wales, Australia 29 November 1943 Dungog, New South Wales, Australia Mary Ann Unknown (c1862-1935)

Mari Anne Bacon (1854-1937) 12 November 1853 Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, Dungog, New South Wales, Australia 18 March 1937 Richmond, Victoria, Australia Laban Barnes (1847-1934)
James Williams (1853-)

Sarah Ann Bacon (1855-1944) 1855 Morpeth, New South Wales, Australia 2 August 1944 Mayfield, New South Wales, Australia John Muddle (1849-1912)

Henry Bacon (1857-1945) 17 July 1857 Morpeth, New South Wales, Australia 28 February 1945 Inverell, New South Wales, Australia Bridget Blake (1868-1938)

Elizabeth Jane Bacon (1863-1965) 26 December 1862 Dungog, New South Wales, Australia 4 September 1965 Glebe, New South Wales, Australia Eli Hughes (1857-1938)
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Footnotes (including sources)

¶ Death
  • Her parents named in her death registration were Thomas Powers and Sarah Cook.


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