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Smith, John (1789–1870)

John Smith was originally sentenced to seven years transportation arriving in Sydney, aboard the Indian, as James Sidebottom in 1810. The 1812 Muster notes that he absconded from the service of Mrs Bunker, Parramatta. In 1814 he was again transported to Sydney for seven years for theft, as John Smith (along with two other John Smiths) aboard the General Hewitt, arriving in the colony in 1814.

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  • death notice, Newcastle Chronicle (NSW), 17 November 1870, p 2

Citation details

'Smith, John (1789–1870)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/smith-john-28490/text36079, accessed 6 May 2021.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Sidebottom, James
Birth

1789
Lancashire, England

Death

13 November 1870
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Cultural Heritage
Passenger Ship
Occupation
Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years