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Welcome to the Tasmanian Dictionary of Biography

This website has a grand ambition, to be a useful source of Tasmanian Biography. This doesn't mean we're going to host every biography of a Tasmanian, that wouldn't be possible, but we do hope to link to biographies where they already exist (see the Resources section), and to add others to fill some of the gaps where we find them (see the Biographies section). It needs to be said at the outset that we are not affiliated with the Australian Dictionary of Biography, but we do seek to fill a similar role particular to Tasmania.

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Born on this day

On this dayBarclay, Ann,  , DOB: , DOD:

Ann Barclay was baptised in 1796 in Aberdeen, Scotland, the second known child of John Barclay and Ann Rae. Ann married James Hay in 1817 in Scotland and they had seven children before emigrating to Van Diemen's Land in 1833 as indentured servants of the Van Diemen's Land Company. They had a further three children once in the colony. Ann died in the Horton district of Tasmania in 1870.

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