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John Teale (1789–1851)

John Teale, a labourer, was sentenced to life transportation. He arrived in Sydney in 1815 aboard the Indefatigable. According to the ship's indent he was 5 feet 5½ inches (166.2 cms) tall, with a ruddy complexion, light brown hair and hazel eyes. He was assigned to Henry Kable snr. He later married Kable's daughter. Teale became a successful farmer and mill owner.

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Life Summary [details]


15 February, 1789
Garforth, Yorkshire, England


26 September, 1851 (aged 62)
Windsor, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

alcoholism (chronic)

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Passenger Ship
Convict Record

Crime: unknown
Sentence: life