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John Wells (1752–1820)

John Wells was found guilty on 10 September 1788, at the Old Bailey, of stealing four yards of muslin remnants, the property of his employers. He was sentenced to seven years transportation. He arrived in Sydney in 1790 aboard the Neptune as part of the Second Fleet.

In the 1806 Muster his occupation was given as self-employed carpenter. In 1814 he was described as a wheelwright. He married Elizabeth Ruse in 1812.

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4 March, 1820 (aged ~ 68)
Windsor, New South Wales, Australia

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Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years