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Francisco, George (c. 1764–1789)

George Francisco (c.1764-1789) was found guilty on 8 December 1874 at the Old Bailey, London, of stealing clothing from a man who had allowed him to sleep in his shop for several days. Sentenced to 7 years transportation, he was sent to the Ceres hulk on 5 April 1785 and was discharged to the Scarborough in February 1787. He arrived at Sydney in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet.

Francisco was buried on 12 August 1789 at Port Jackson.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 134

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'Francisco, George (c. 1764–1789)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/francisco-george-31149/text38537, accessed 6 December 2020.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

c. 1764

Death

12 August 1789
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

unknown

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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years