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Sophia Bond (c. 1761–1833)

Sophia Girton was found guilty on 7 July 1790 at the Old Bailey, London, of counterfeiting coins. Her death sentence was commuted to life transportation. She arrived in Sydney in July 1791 aboard the Mary Ann as part of the Third Fleet. Girton married William Bond on 18 March 1792 at Parramatta. She received an absolute pardon on 12 September 1799. She died on 14 September 1833; her age was given as 78. The couple had no living children.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Girton, Sophia
  • Parker, Sophia
  • Garton, Sophia
  • Gorton, Sophia
  • Gurton, Sophia

c. 1761


14 September, 1833 (aged ~ 72)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


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Convict Record

Crime: forgery
Sentence: life