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Edward Johnson (c. 1757–?)

Edward Johnson (c.1757- ) was found guilty on 16 March 1786 at Dorchester, Dorset, of stealing two linen shirts, a silver tablespoon, two linen handkerchiefs,  and two shillings but was acquitted of housebreaking. Sentenced to 7 years transportation, he was sent to the Dunkirk hulk on 6 July 1784 and was discharged to the Charlotte in March 1787. He arrived at Sydney in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet.

Johnson was last recorded in 1788.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 194

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Alternative Names
  • Jonson, Edward
  • Johnston, Edward

c. 1757

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Convict Record

Crime: theft (house)
Sentence: 7 years
Court: Dorset
Trial Date: 16 March 1786