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Lynn, William (1790–1832)

William Lynn was sentenced to fourteen years transportation for burglary. He arrived in Sydney in 1824 aboard the Mangles. According to the ship's indent his occupation was shoemaker. He was described as being 5 feet 4 inches (162.5 cms) tall, with blue eyes and dark brown hair. He had a fresh complexion and a dimple to the left cheek. He was assigned to Charles Thompson at South Creek.

Lynn was granted a ticket of leave in 1827 for helping capture the escaped convict, John Halpin, but had it cancelled in 1828 for harbouring government servants in his house who were drinking on a Sunday. In 1831 he had a child with Rachel Bradley. He was buried on 20 February 1832.

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Bedfordshire, England


19 February 1832
Ryde, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Crime: theft
Sentence: 14 years