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John White (1796–1838)

John White, a labourer, was sentenced to life transportation. He arrived in Sydney in 1817 aboard the Fame. He was described as being 4 feet 11½ inches (151 cms) tall, with a dark complexion, brown hair and grey eyes. He was forwarded to Windsor for 'distribution'. He was assigned to Thomas Rollison of Richmond, when he was granted a ticket of leave in 1825. He married Elizabeth Ramsay on 26 July 1834.

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Life Summary [details]


London, Middlesex, England


8 December, 1838 (aged ~ 42)
Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

general debility

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Passenger Ship
Convict Record

Crime: unknown
Sentence: life