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William Shore (c. 1767–?)

William Shore (c.1767- ), Samuel Midgley and Thomas Smith were found guilty on 22 March 1785 at Lancaster, Lancashire, of stealing foods from a house. Their death sentences were commuted to 7 years transportation on 13 April 1785. Sent to the Ceres hulk before July 1785 they were dispatched to the Alexander in January 1787 and arrived at Sydney in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet.

William Shore was sent to Norfolk Island on the Sirius in March 1790. By July 1791 he was subsisting himself on a one acre lot with 15 rods cleared. He was working as a labourer in 1794 and was renting four acres from William Thompson. There are no further records for Shore.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 328

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c. 1767

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Crime: theft (house)
Sentence: death
Commuted To: 7 years
Court: Lancashire
Trial Date: 22 March 1785