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Morgan Brien (c. 1775–?)

Morgan Brien (c.1775 - ) was sentenced to 7 years transportation at Dublin, Ireland in December 1792 for stealing till money. He arrived at Sydney aboard the Sugar Cane in September 1793.

In 1795 Brien was charged, with five other men, of gang raping Mary Hartley. The men were found not guilty but were detained and tried for assault. They were found guilty on 25 April. Brien was sentenced to 500 lashes. Brien (who was referred to as Brian in court proceedings) and Hartley had arrived at Sydney aboard the same ship.

It is not known what became of Brien.

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c. 1775

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Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years