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Stokoe, John (c. 1752–?)

John Stokoe (c.1752- ), George Sharp and Richard Clough were found guilty on 19 July 1785 at Durham, England, of the theft money from a house. Their death sentences were commuted to 7 years transportation. Stokoe was sent to the Ceres hulk in early 1786, where he remained until he embarked for New South Wales on the Alexander in January 1787, arriving in Sydney in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet.

Stokoe left the colony as a passenger bound for England on the Kitty in June 1793.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 347

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c. 1752

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Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years