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Matthews, John (1786–1867)

John Matthews was sentenced to life transportation for horse theft. He arrived in Sydney in 1814 aboard the Surrey. According to the ship's indent he was 5 feet 5¼ inches (165 cms) tall, had a sallow complexion, light brown hair and hazel eyes. He gave his occupation as labourer. In 1819 he was was working as a servant for John Wylde.

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'Matthews, John (1786–1867)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/matthews-john-27153/text34686, accessed 6 May 2021.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

1786
Devon, England

Death

16 January 1867
St Marys, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Passenger Ship
Occupation
Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: life