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John Becket (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,, accessed 16 July 2024.

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Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England


20 August, 1872 (aged ~ 58)
Surat, Queensland, Australia

Cause of Death


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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years