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John Lowe (1805–1872)

John Lowe was sentenced to seven years transportation for larceny. He arrived in Sydney in 1820 aboard the Shipley. He gained his certificate of freedom on 26 January 1826. It seems he returned to England for, in 1829, he was transported to Sydney for life aboard the Layton for street robbery. He married Judith Lightly on 23 March 1840 at Hawkesbury. She died in October 1847. On 27 December 1847 he married Anne Hewitt. He had nine living children (3 males, 6 females) in 1872, according to his death certificate.

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Life Summary [details]


Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England


30 August, 1872 (aged ~ 67)
Portland Head, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years