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Smith, John (1764–?)

John Smith was sentenced, with Thomas Akers, to seven years transportation for highway robbery near Torrington, Devon, England. Both men arrived in Sydney in January 1788 aboard the Charlotte as part of the First Fleet. Smith absconded from the colony by mid December 1791 before his sentence expired (March 1792). It is not known what became of him.

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'Smith, John (1764–?)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/smith-john-29767/text36853, accessed 23 April 2021.

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Birth

1764
England

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Convict Record

Crime: highway robbery
Sentence: 7 years