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Arthur Little (c. 1786–1862)

Arthur Little was sentenced to life transportation for stealing eight pairs of window sashes in County Armagh, Ireland. He arrived in Sydney in 1811 aboard the Providence. By 1814 he was living with Mary Norman; they married in 1825. In 1822 he was listed as having a 'ticket of leave'. His occupation was given as cowkeeper. The next year he was described as a landholder. He was granted a conditional pardon that same year (1825). He gave his occupation as dealer. On his death, at the age of 75 on 28 March 1862, his property was valued at £55,000.

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c. 1786
Armagh, Ireland


28 March, 1862 (aged ~ 76)
Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


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Crime: theft
Sentence: life