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John McIntosh (1766–1830)

John McIntosh (alias John Kirby) was sentenced to seven years transportation for stealing a pair of shoes. He arrived in Sydney in 1790 aboard the Neptune as part of the Second Fleet. By 1800 he had purchased land at Mulgrave Place and had 10 acres of wheat sown, 8 acres of maize to be sown, and 12 pigs and 6 goats. By the next year he had 30 acres of land (held jointly with Joseph Broughton). It was 50 acres by 1802.

By 1806 he was living with Elizabeth Allen and was leasing land from Mr Palmer and was employing two free men. Mary Cunningham was acting as his housekeeper in 1828. McIntosh was buried, aged 64, on 23 February 1830.

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Alternative Names
  • Kirby, John
  • MacIntosh, John



22 February, 1830 (aged ~ 64)
Airds, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years