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Nurse, John (c. 1769–?)

John Nurse/Monroe, George Bannister, and George Robinson were found guilty, on 21 April 1784 at the Old Bailey, London, of stealing from a house. Sent to the Censor hulk, Nurse arrived in Sydney in January 1788 aboard the Scarborough as part of the First Fleet.

He was marked 'Ran from the colony' on 17 May 1788 believed to have escaped in one of the transports that left early that month.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 266

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'Nurse, John (c. 1769–?)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/nurse-john-30075/text37318, accessed 13 August 2020.

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  • Monroe, John
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c. 1769
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