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John Price (c. 1763–?)

John Price (c.1764- ) was found guilty on 16 February 1785 at the Southwark Quarter Sessions of stealing a goose. Sentenced to 7 years transportation, he was sent to the Justitia hulk, where he remained until he embarked for New South Wales on the Alexander in January 1787, arriving in Sydney in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet.

Price married Rachel Early on 1 June 1788. The couple were sent to Norfolk Island on the Golden Grove in October 1788. In Juy 1791 he was supporting three people on a Sydney Town lot with 65 rods cleared. Price left the island (without his wife) on the Chesterfield in May 1793. There are no further colonial records for John Price.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 293

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c. 1763

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Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years