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Becket, John (1814–1872)

John Becket, carpenter, was sentenced to seven years transportation for stealing a saw. He had no previous convictions. He arrived in Sydney in 1828 aboard the Vittoria. He was described as being 5 feet 2 inches tall, with a ruddy complexion, brown hair and dark grey eyes.

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'Becket, John (1814–1872)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/becket-john-24418/text36596, accessed 18 January 2021.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

1814
Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England

Death

20 August 1872
Surat, Queensland, Australia

Cause of Death

stroke

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Occupation
Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years