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Paul Page (?–?)

Paul Page (?-?), convict, farmer and labourer

Birth: Unknown. Marriage: Lived with Elizabeth Mitchell from at least 1814. Death: Unknown.

  • Paul Page was sentenced to death at Lincoln, Lincolnshire, on 11 March 1786 for breaking into a house with a companion and stealing £40.
  • His death sentence was commuted to 7 years transportation on 24 April 1786. He was sent to the Justitia hulk on 17 May, where he remained until he embarked for New South Wales on the Alexander in 1787, arriving in Sydney in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet.

  • Page may have been part of a timber cutting gang at Port Jackson.
  • He received a 30 acre grant of land at Bulanaming in 1794.
  • In 1806 he was employed by William Jenkins.
  • Page was living with Elizabeth Mitchell, a widow, from at least 1814.
  • He was still a landholder in 1825 in the Windsor area. No further trace has been found of Paul Page.

Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 272; Biographical Database of Australia —

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Crime: theft (house)
Sentence: death
Commuted To: 7 years
Court: Lincolnshire
Trial Date: 11 March 1786