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John Herps (1798–1874)

John Herps was sentenced to seven years' transportation for breaking into a shop and stealing ribbon worth 7 shillings. He arrived in Sydney in 1818 aboard the Shipley. His occupation was given as weaver.

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Alternative Names
  • Hurps, John

Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England


29 January, 1874 (aged ~ 76)
Richmond, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

cancer (tongue)

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Passenger Ship
Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years