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Stephen Barnes (c. 1751–?)

Stephen Barnes was found guilty on 9 July 1785 at York of stealing a great coat. Sentenced to 7 years transportation he was sent to the Justitia hulk. He arrived in Sydney in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet.

An appearance at a trial on 18 June 1789 is the last reference traced for Barnes. It is likely he returned to England as his sentence expired in 1792.

On 25 July 1801 at Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England, Stephen Barnes, a farmer aged 50, was sentenced to a month's gaol for stealing a silk handkerchief. He was described as being 5 feet 5 inches tall, with a fresh complexion, black hair and grey eyes.

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  • Barns, Stephen

c. 1751
Yorkshire, England

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Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years