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John Cresswell (?–?)

John Creswell/Criswell, a labourer, was sentenced to life transportation on 26 July 1802 at the Hertford Assizes. He arrived in Sydney in 1804 aboard the Coromandel and was sent on to Tasmania. He married Mary Fisher at Port Dalrymple in 1819. By 1825 he was living with his wife at Newcastle in 'government employment' (as a convict). In 1823 he was moved to Port Macquarie. He was granted a ticket of leave in 1834.

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Alternative Names
  • Creswell, John
  • Criswell, John
  • Crisswell, John
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Convict Record

Crime: unknown
Sentence: life