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William Singleton (1745–1835)

William Singleton was sentenced to seven years transportation for stealing twenty-seven yards of calico, valued at twenty-seven shilling. He arrived in Sydney in 1792, with his wife and two of his children, aboard the Pitt. His occupation was given as warehouse porter. William was assigned as a servant to his wife and was granted an absolute pardon in 1795. By 1797 the family was living on a 70-acre farm at Mulgrave Place.

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11 August, 1745
Cheshire, England


28 May, 1835 (aged 89)
Singleton, New South Wales, Australia

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Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years