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George Barland (c. 1767–?)

George Barland and James Burley were found guilty, on 1 July 1784 at Old Bailey, London, of the theft of a great coat. Sentenced to 7 years transportation both were placed in the Censor hulk. Barland arrived in Sydney in January 1788 aboard the Scarborough as part of the First Fleet. On 26 January 1789, with Burley and Robert Morgan, he was charged with being out of quarantine after hours. He was acquitted but the other two each received 25 lashes.

No further information has been found about Barland. As his sentence expired in 1791 it is likely that he left the colony in that year.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 23

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  • Boreland, George

c. 1767

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Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years