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Robert Morgan (c. 1763–?)

Robert Morgan and Benjamin Wright were found guilty, on 26 May 1784 at the Old Bailey, London, of stealing a handerkerchief from a man. Sentenced to 7 years transportation he was sent to the Censor hulk. He arrived in Sydney in January 1788 aboard the Scarborough as part of the First Fleet. On 26 January 1789, with George Barland and James Burley, he was charged with being out of his quarters after hours. Barland was acquitted but the other two each received 25 lashes.

Morgan was sent to Norfolk Island on the Sirius in March 1790. He later returned to Port Jackson (possibly 1791 when his sentence expired) where he was marked off stores on 24 October 1795. In July 1800 he was working for Lieutenant William Kent.

There are no further records for Robert Morgan.

information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 251

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