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Batty, David (c. 1767–1818)

David Batty (c.1777-1818) was sentenced to 7 years transportation at the Westminster Quarter Sessions, Middlesex, on 5 July 1787. He arrived at Sydney in October 1791 aboard the Albemarle as part of the Third Fleet. He was living with Mary Turner by 1794; they had four children.

Batty worked at various occupations. In 1801 he was recorded as a hatmaker, in 1806 as a self-employed gamekeeper, by 1809 he had 60 acres in the St George parish, and in 1814 he gave his occupation as fowler.

David Batty died on 3 December 1818 at Sydney.

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Alternative Names
  • Battey, David
  • Beattie, David
  • Beatie, David

c. 1767


3 December 1818
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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