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John Mollands (c. 1765–1827)

John Mollands (c.1756-1827) was found guilty on 20 March 1784 at Launceston, Cornwall, of stealing a large sum of money from a house. His death sentence was commuted to 7 years transportation to America on 6 April 1784. Sent to the Dunkirk hulk on 10 July 1784 he was embarked on the Charlotte and transferred at Portsmouth to the Scarborough in April 1787. He arrived at Sydney in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet.

Mollands was recorded as Mullers at Port Jackson. He was listed as a labourer at Windsor in 1822 and as a pauper at Windsor in 1825. He was probably the John Mullins who died in 1827 at Windsor and was buried at Parramatta on 25 April; his age was given as 62, and occupation as labourer.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 249

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Alternative Names
  • Mullers, John
  • Mullins, John
  • Mullings, John

c. 1765


24 April, 1827 (aged ~ 62)
Windsor, New South Wales, Australia

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