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Clarke, George (c. 1762–?)

George Clark/Clarke and Francis Sennett were found guilty on 26 October 1791 at the Old Bailey, London, of highway robbery. Their death sentences were commuted to life transportation on 15 February 1792. Clarke arrived at Sydney aboard the Royal Admiral in October 1792.

Clarke worked for Matthew Lock in 1804. By 1814 he was a landholder at Windsor. In 1822 he was recorded with 10 acres cultivated and 4 hogs. In 1824 he worked as a shoemaker and as a labourer in 1828; his age was given as 66.

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'Clarke, George (c. 1762–?)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/clarke-george-31263/text38653, accessed 5 December 2020.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Clark, George
Birth

c. 1762
Stratford, Essex, England

Cultural Heritage
Passenger Ship
Occupation
Convict Record

Crime: highway robbery
Sentence: life