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Smith, John Frederick (1788–1860)

John Smith, a shoemaker, was sentenced to life transportation for house breaking. He arrived in Sydney in December 1808 aboard the Admiral Gambier. In 1810 and 1817 he petitioned for a mitigation of sentence. In 1824 he petitioned for, and received, an absolute pardon.

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'Smith, John Frederick (1788–1860)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/smith-john-frederick-28073/text35788, accessed 11 May 2021.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

1788
Edinburgh, Mid-Lothian, Scotland

Death

9 July 1860
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Passenger Ship
Occupation
Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: life