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Potts, Robert (1797–1865)

Robert Potts was sentenced to seven years transportation for larceny. He arrived in Sydney in 1819 aboard the Grenada. His occupation was given as bleacher and his height as 5 feet seven inches. He was described as having a florid complexion, with brown hair and hazel eyes. He left a wife and child in England. He was assigned to Jonathan Griffiths and in 1822 married Griffiths' daughter Ann.

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'Potts, Robert (1797–1865)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/potts-robert-27488/text34892, accessed 2 December 2021.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

November 1797
Harrogate, Yorkshire, England

Death

10 June 1865
Richmond, New South Wales, Australia

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Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years