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James Dutton (c. 1797–?)

James Dutton (c.1797- ) and John Taylor, both labourers, were found guilty on 5 September 1819 at Pembroke Great Session of breaking and entering a house and stealing wearing apparel. Sentenced to 14 years transportation both men arrived at Sydney, New South Wales aboard the Neptune in July 1820. According to convict records Dutton was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and had a dark sallow complexion, black hair and hazel eyes.

In 1822 Dutton was listed as a government servant in the employ of Mr Hassall at Liverpool. In 1825 and 1828 he was working for Robert Lowe. He was granted a ticket of leave in 1829. He had two children with Bridget Samuel.

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c. 1797
Staffordshire, England

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Convict Record

Crime: theft (house)
Sentence: 14 years
Court: Pembrokeshire
Trial Date: 5 September 1819


Occupation: labourer


Children: Yes (2)