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Thomas Clements (c. 1764–?)

Thomas Clements (1764- ) was found guilty on 7 July 1784 at the Old Bailey, London, of the theft of coins from a drawer. Sentenced to 7 years transportation he was sent to the Censor hulk in July 1784 and embarked for New South Wales on the Scarborough in February 1787, arriving in the colony in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet.

Clements was charged at Port Jackson with stealing 16 turkey eggs from the governor's farm on 27 September 1788. He was discharged when it was explained that he was taking the eggs to Mr Dodd. No further records have been found for Clements.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), pp 74-75

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c. 1764

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Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years