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Lloyd, John (c. 1765–1811)

John Lloyd (c.1765-1811) was found guilty on 25 February 1784 at the Old Bailey, London, of stealing a wooden till and about £1.15s.6d from a ship. Sentenced to 7 years transportation to America, he was among the prisoners who mutinied on the convict transport Mercury in April 1784. Recaptured, he was sent to the Dunkirk hulk in June 1784. He was discharged to the Friendship in March 1787 and arrived in Sydney in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet.

Lloyd worked as a fisherman at Port Jackson. He was buried at Sydney on 27 September 1811; his age was given as 50.

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'Lloyd, John (c. 1765–1811)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/lloyd-john-30825/text38174, accessed 2 December 2020.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Loyd, John
  • Lyde, John
  • Lloyde, John
Birth

c. 1765
London, Middlesex, England

Death

26 September 1811
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

unknown

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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years