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Francis Blake (c. 1765–?)

Francis Blake, a servant, was found guilty on 26 May 1784 at the Old Bailey, London, of stealing clothing and chocolate from the household in which he was formerly employed. Sentenced to 7 years transportation he was sent to the Censor hulk until he embarked on the Scarborough in 1789 for New South Wales as part of the First Fleet. He arrived in the colony in January 1788.

Blake disappeared from Port Jackson records at the end of 1788.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 38

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c. 1765

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Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years