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John Agnew (1762–?)

John Agney (indicted as John Ayners) was sentenced to seven years transportation for stealing, with John Adams, 214 pounds of lead (they cut two pieces out from a roof gutter). Agnew arrived in Sydney in 1788 aboard the Scarborough. On 4 March 1790 he was sent from Port Jackson to Norfolk island aboard the Sirius. By July 1791 he had cleared 100 rods of his allotment. In December 1791 he was listed as a settler on 10 acres at Grenville Vale. He left the island aboard the Kitty in March 1793. No further records have been found. It is assumed he returned to England.

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'Agnew, John (1762–?)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 23 July 2024.

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Alternative Names
  • Ayners, John


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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years