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Stapleton, Francis (1812–1859)

Francis Stapleton, ploughman, was sentenced to life transportation for stealing two horses. He had no previous convictions. He arrived in Sydney in 1832 aboard the John. He was described as being 5 feet 6 inches tall, had a brown & freckled complexion, light hair, light hazel eyes and had marks or scars. His brother Abraham Stapleton was also convicted of the theft and was transported on the John.

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'Stapleton, Francis (1812–1859)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/stapleton-francis-28200/text35881, accessed 16 October 2018.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

1812
Northamptonshire, England

Death

1859
Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia

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