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Bishop Thompson (1776–?)

Bishop Thompson was sentenced to life transportation for stealing, with Charles Barwick, five spotted silk handkerchiefs from a shop. He arrived in Sydney in 1791 aboard the William and Ann as part of the Third Fleet. He was living with Ann Germaine by 1804 and two years later was renting 20 acres of land in the Hawkesbury area.

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Crime: theft
Sentence: life