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Anthony Bryan (1759–1826)

Anthony Bryan was sentenced to seven years transportation for the theft of a greatcoat. He arrived in Sydney in 1790 aboard the Surprize. In 1799 Bryan was granted 30 acres of land at Kissing Point. Towards the end of that year his marriage broke down and his wife began living with James Evans. He is not recorded as having another female partner.  He sold his farm to William Cox in 1804. He was recorded as landholder in 1814 and as a back farmer in 1826.

Bryan was buried on 16 September 1826 at Kissing Point; his age was given as 74 and his professions as 'settler or farmer'.

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Alternative Names
  • Brian, Anthony
  • Brion, Anthony
  • Bryant, Anthony



18 September, 1826 (aged ~ 67)
Ryde, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years