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Edward Scifleet (1808–1856)

Edward Syfleet was sentenced to life transportation for housebreaking. He arrived in Sydney in 1829 aboard the Layton. He changed his name to Scifleet in Australia. He was given a ticket of leave in 1838, a conditional pardon in 1842 and a full pardon in 1843. He married Jane McKellar in 1842.

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  • Syfleet, Edward

Stockbury, Kent, England


17 May, 1856 (aged ~ 48)
Penrith, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


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Crime: theft
Sentence: life