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John Woodness Smith (1800–1847)

John Woodness Smith, a tailor, was sentenced to 17 years transportation for passing forged notes. He arrived in Sydney in 1821 aboard the Speke. In 1822 and 1824 he was assigned as a servant to the Rev Thomas Reddall. In 1825 he was assigned to Mary Greenhatch and had returned to Reddall by 1828. He received a ticket of leave in 1831.

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23 July, 1847 (aged ~ 47)
Richmond, New South Wales, Australia

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Crime: forgery