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Francis Turpin (c. 1766–1816)

Francis Turpin (c.1766-1816) was found guilty on 19 February 1800 at the Old Bailey, London, of stealing goods, valued at 39 shillings, from a house. Sentenced to 7 years transportation, he arrived at Sydney aboard the Minorca in December 1801.

Turpin worked as a shoemaker in 1814 and lived with Bridget Ann Moore; he was 'off stores'. He died on 12 October 1816 at Sydney; his burial, two days later, was registered at St Philip's, Sydney.

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Alternative Names
  • Turpine, Francis

c. 1766


12 October, 1816 (aged ~ 50)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


Passenger Ship
Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years
Court: Old Bailey, London
Trial Date: 19 February 1800