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Robert Potts (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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November, 1797
Harrogate, Yorkshire, England


10 June, 1865 (aged 67)
Richmond, New South Wales, Australia

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Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years