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Pentley, John (c. 1801–1843)

John Pentley was sentenced to 7 years transportation on 11 January 1819 at Durham, England. He arrived in Sydney in February 1820 aboard the Atlas. He was described as being 5 feet 5 inches (165.1 cms) tall, with a fair ruddy complexion, sandy hair and blue eyes. In 1822 he was working in Appin as a government servant for R. Firth. In 1825 he was employed as a government servant by John Campbell at Parramatta. He married Charlotte Shrimpton on 22 December 1828.

In March 1827 Pentley escaped from police custody after being captured on a charge of cattle stealing. In 1832, using the alias John Oglevie, he was found guilty of stealing a cow and a bull, and was sent to Norfolk Island as punishment for three years. In 1842 he was found guilty of stealing a £6 sterling order from a man who was found dead in his bed. He was sentenced to be worked in irons for a year. Pentley died in hospital whilst in Parramatta Gaol and was buried on 22 April 1843.

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'Pentley, John (c. 1801–1843)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/pentley-john-30092/text37338, accessed 2 April 2020.

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Alternative Names
  • Oglevie, John
  • Ogilvie, John
  • Pentty, John
Birth

c. 1801
Durham, Durham, England

Death

21 April 1843
Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

unknown

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