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John Nurse (c. 1769–?)

John Nurse/Monroe (c.1769- ), George Bannister, and George Robinson were found guilty, on 21 April 1784 at the Old Bailey, London, of stealing from a house. Sentenced to 7 years transportation he was sent to the Censor hulk and arrived in Sydney in January 1788 aboard the Scarborough as part of the First Fleet.

Nurse was marked 'Ran from the colony' on 17 May 1788. He was believed to have escaped in one of the transports that left early that month.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 266

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  • Monroe, John

c. 1769

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Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years