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Garland, Francis (c. 1761–?)

Francis Garland (c.1761- ) and five other men including John Leary, Joseph Morley and Henry Roach, were found guilty on 3 March 1783 at Winchester, Southampton, of highway robbery. Garland's death sentence was commuted to 7 years transportation to America on 21 April 1783. He was among the prisoners who mutinied on the convict transport Mercury in April 1784. Recaptured, he was sent to the Dunkirk hulk. He arrived at Sydney in January 1788 aboard the Charlotte as part of the First Fleet.

Garland married Sarah Bartlam on 24 December 1791. No further record has been found for him. His wife remained in the colony.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 139

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'Garland, Francis (c. 1761–?)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/garland-francis-30732/text38076, accessed 2 December 2020.

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c. 1761

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Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years