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Daniel Daniels (c. 1761–?)

Daniel Daniels (c.1761- ) was found guilty on 26 May 1784 at the Old Bailey, London, of the theft of a copper cover and pewter dishes and a pair of shoes. Sentenced to 7 years transportation he was sent to the Censor hulk on 6 September 1784, where he remained until he embarked for New South Wales on the Scarborough in February 1787, arriving in Sydney in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet.

Daniels was sent to Norfolk Island on the Sirius in March 1790. In May 1791 he was sentenced to 32 lashes for attempting to steal flour from Mary Lammerman. In April 1792 he was off stores and working for settlers. In May 1794 he was hired for 12 months by Owen Cavanough. Daniels was still on the island in October 1796. No further records have been found for him.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 94

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c. 1761

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Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years