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Chapman, John (c. 1819–1897)

John Chapman, a groom, was sentenced at the Hertford (St Albans) Quarter Sessions to seven years transportation for stealing lead. He was described as being 19 years old, 5 feet 3¾ inches (162 cms) tall, and had a dark ruddy complexion, light brown hair, dark grey eyes and was illiterate. He was assigned to J. M. Kelly and gained his certificate of freedom on 15 November 1843.

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c. 1819
Middlesex, England


1 November 1897
Euroka, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

general debility

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Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years