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Thomas Upton (1766–1827)

Thomas Upton was sentenced to fourteen years transportation for stealing 49 calico shirts worth over 12 pounds and 3 pairs of thread stockings worth 8 shillings from his employer. He arrived in Sydney in 1790 aboard the Neptune as part of the Second Fleet. His occupation was given as carpenter.

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London, Middlesex, England


10 May, 1827 (aged ~ 61)
Windsor, New South Wales, Australia

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Crime: theft
Sentence: 14 years