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Isles, John (1797–1872)

John Isles, servant and labourer, was sentenced to 7 years transportation on 16 August 1817, at the Gloucester Assizes, England. He was described as 5 feet 1¼ inch tall, with a fair pale complexion, had sandy hair, grey eyes, and was pock pitted. He arrived in Sydney in 1818 aboard the Tottenham and was forwarded to Windsor for distribution. In 1823 he was on the list of convicts mustered in the service of Archibald Bell. He was granted his certificate of freedom on 19 August 1824. In 1825 he was working as a labourer, and as a baker in Pitt Town in 1828.

Isles died 6 November 1872 at Morpeth.

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'Isles, John (1797–1872)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/isles-john-30177/text37454, accessed 26 November 2020.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Iles, John
Birth

1797
Bath, Somerset, England

Death

6 November 1872
Morpeth, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

cancer (lymphoma)

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