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Edward Parry (c. 1736–1787)

Edward Parry (c.1736-1787), Thomas Tilley, and a third man, were found guilty at Stafford, England, on 27 July 1785, of stealing six pieces of fustian and a flaxen bag. Parry was sentenced to seven years transportation. He was sent to the Censor hulk before being delivered to the Alexander in January 1787 to be sent to New South Wales as part of the First Fleet.

Parry died on board the Alexander at Portsmouth on 8 March 1787.

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c. 1736


8 March, 1787 (aged ~ 51)
Portsmouth, Hampshire, England

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Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years
Court: Staffordshire
Trial Date: 27 July 1785