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William Chapman (1787–1836)

William Chapman was sentenced to life transportation for receiving stolen goods. He arrived in Sydney aboard the Neptune in 1818. In 1824 he was working as a stockkeeper and was directed to take charge of the grazing run of Jemima Jenkins near the Shoalhaven River. The next year he was assigned to work for Mr MacAlister. By 1831 he was working with the horse police.

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Suffolk, England


November, 1836 (aged ~ 49)
Liverpool, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Crime: receiving stolen goods
Sentence: life