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Asquith, Jonathan (c. 1807–1869)

Jonathan Asquith, a carpet weaver, was sentenced to life transportation for street robbery on 31 July 1827, at York. He arrived in Sydney in March 1828 aboard the Asia and was assigned to Simeon Lord. He was still in Lord's employ in 1837. He had been recommended for a conditional pardon by 1845. Following his wife's death in 1842 he married Mary Ann Nelson in 1846.

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'Asquith, Jonathan (c. 1807–1869)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/asquith-jonathan-30210/text37492, accessed 3 August 2021.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

c. 1807
Leeds, Yorkshire, England

Death

25 August 1869
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

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Crime: theft
Sentence: life