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John Sherwood (1776–1850)

John Sherwood was sentenced to life transportation on 16 July 1801 at Bedford, Bedfordshire, for sheep stealing. He arrived in Sydney aboard the Glatton in 1803.

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Life Summary [details]


17 March, 1776
Millbrook, Bedfordshire, England


30 May, 1850 (aged 74)
Kurrajong, New South Wales, Australia

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Convict Record

Crime: theft (livestock)
Sentence: life
Court: Bedfordshire
Trial Date: 16 July 1801


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