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William Roberts (1757–1820)

William Roberts was sentenced to seven years transportation for stealing five and a half pounds of yarn. He arrived in Sydney aboard the Scarborough in 1788 with the First Fleet. He married Keiza Browne in 1793.

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'Roberts, William (1757–1820)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/roberts-william-27348/text34807, accessed 23 February 2024.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

28 August, 1757
Bodmin, Cornwall, England

Death

14 February, 1820 (aged 62)
Windsor, New South Wales, Australia

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Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years
Court: unknown