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James Kiss (1769–?)

James Kiss was sentenced to life imprisonment for assault and theft of a hat. He arrived in Sydney in 1797 aboard the Ganges. In 1800 he was assigned to Charles Grimes. By 1806 he was renting land from Mr Palmer at Hawkesbury. He was pardoned in 1812 and was described as being 'off stores' in 1814. He gave his occupation as horse dealer in 1822.

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Warwickshire, England

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Crime: theft
Sentence: life