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William Morgan (c. 1767–?)

William Morgan (c.1767- ) and Peter Bond were found guilty on 15 September 1784 at the Old Bailey, London, of breaking into a yard and stealing five worsted stockings, one copper pot, two pewter dishes, one pewter plate, and three live geese. Sentenced to 7 years transportation, the men were sent to Newgate Gaol and, in April 1785, to the Ceres hulk. Morgan arrived in Sydney in January 1788 aboard the Scarborough as part of the First Fleet.

Morgan was sent to Norfolk Island in March 1790 on the Sirius. By July 1791 he was subsisting two people on a Sydney Town lot. By mid April 1792 he was working for settlers. Morgan left Norfolk Island on the Chesterfield on 30 March 1793 for Port Jackson. He left the colony on the Britannia in 1794.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), pp 251-52

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c. 1767
London, Middlesex, England

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Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years