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Joseph Craft (1770–1839)

Joseph Crafts, John Conway and Nicholas Murray was sentenced to life transportation for burglariously breaking and entering a dwelling-house and stealing twenty-four silk handkerchiefs. He arrived in Sydney in 1791 aboard the Albermarle as part of the Third Fleet.

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  • Crafts, Joseph

20 May, 1770
Darlington, Durham, England


13 June, 1839 (aged 69)
Wiseman's Ferry, New South Wales, Australia

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Crime: theft
Sentence: life