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Thomas Osborne (c. 1764–?)

Thomas Osborne (c.1764- ) was found guilty on 14 December 1785 at the Old Bailey, London, of the theft of two flannel waistcoats, a pair of shoes, a tin pot and a cannister. Sentenced to 7 years transportation, he was sent to the Ceres hulk and was discharged to the Alexander in January 1787. He arrived at Sydney in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet.

While serving as a baker at Port Jackson in March 1791 Osborne absconded with bread and flour. He was charged on 28 March and remanded. No further information is known about him.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 270

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  • Osborn, Thomas
  • Hosburn, Thomas

c. 1764

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Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years
Court: Old Bailey, London
Trial Date: 14 December 1785