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Bryant, Michael (c. 1767–?)

Michael Bryant (c.1767- ) was found guilty on 10 December 1783 at the Old Bailey, London, of pawning stolen clothing. Sentenced to 14 years transportation, Bryant embarked on the Mercury transport for America in 1784 and was one of the convicts who mutineered (and was re-captured) on the ship. He was sent to the Dunkirk hulk and embarked on the Friendship in March 1787 for New South Wales, arriving in the colony in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet.

Bryant has not been identified in records after 1791.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 56

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'Bryant, Michael (c. 1767–?)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/bryant-michael-30458/text37768, accessed 25 November 2020.

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  • Bryan, Michael
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c. 1767
Middlesex, England

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