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Pounds, Frances (1779–1816)

Frances  Pounds and her sister Philadelphia were sentenced to life transportation for breaking into a house and stealing shoes, clothing and food. They arrived in Sydney in 1801 aboard the Earl Cornwallis. Both sisters were granted a ticket of leave in 1811.

In 1810 she had a son with John McCarthy and in 1812 a daughter, registered as Rebecca Pounds, with David Wisherd.

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Alternative Names
  • Pouns, Frances

Farningham, Kent, England


29 July, 1816 (aged ~ 37)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Crime: theft
Sentence: life