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John Browning (c. 1799–1871)

John Browning was sentenced to 14 years transportation for disposing of and putting away a forged £5 Bank of England note, with the intention to defraud the Governor and Company of the Bank. He arrived at Hobart in March 1821 aboard the Medway.

Browning married Anne Murrell on 1 September 1830 at New Norfolk. He died at New Norfolk on 24 May 1871. His cause of death was given as tuberculosis, his occupation as carpenter, and his age as 70.

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c. 1799
Wiltshire, England


24 May, 1871 (aged ~ 72)
New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia

Cause of Death


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Crime: forgery
Sentence: 14 years