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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 (167.6 cms) tall, had a brown & freckled complexion, light hair, light hazel eyes, and 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 26 November 2020.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

1812
Northamptonshire, England

Death

5 April 1859
Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

tetanus

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