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Jonathan Asquith (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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c. 1807
Leeds, Yorkshire, England


25 August, 1869 (aged ~ 62)
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

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Crime: theft
Sentence: life