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James Smith (1784–1857)

James Smith was convicted of burglary and was sentenced to seven years' transportation to the colonies. He arrived in Sydney aboard the Martha in December 1818.

He was granted a ticket of leave in 1823 and a certificate of freedom in 1824.

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Enniskillen, Fermanagh, Ireland


11 January, 1857 (aged ~ 73)
McGraths Hill, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years