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Adams, John (1740–1788)

John Adams was sentenced to seven years transportation for stealing, with John Agnew, 214 pounds of lead (they cut two pieces out from a roof gutter). Adams arrived in Sydney in 1788 aboard the Scarborough. A man of his name was buried at Sydney Cove on 5 July 1788.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 3

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'Adams, John (1740–1788)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/adams-john-29764/text36850, accessed 13 December 2019.

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Birth

1740
England

Death

4 July 1788
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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