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John Barry (c. 1766–1788)

John Barry/Berry was found guilty on 23 November 1785 at Bristol Quarter Sessions of the theft of stockings. He was sent to the Dunkirk hulk while awaiting his sentence of 7 years transportation. He arrived in Sydney in January 1788 aboard the Friendship. Barry was buried at Sydney Cove on 3 March 1788.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 33

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  • Berry, John

c. 1766


2 March, 1788 (aged ~ 22)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years