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Ephraim Leggatt (1810–1863)

Ephrain Legatt, a gardener, was sentenced to life transportation for housebreaking. He arrived in Sydney in 1830 aboard the Royal Admiral. His height was recorded in the ship's indent as 6 feet (183 cms), and he was described as having a sallow complexion, dark brown hair and blue eyes. He was granted a ticket of leave on 18 February 1839 and a conditional pardon on 13 August 1845.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Leggett, Ephraim

6 February, 1810
Suffolk, England


28 May, 1863 (aged 53)
Merriwa, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

horse riding accident

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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: life