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Laban White (1794–1873)

Laban White was sentenced to fourteen years transportation for embezzling £300. He arrived in Sydney in 1822 aboard the Eliza. His occupation was given as chemist and druggist, his height as 5 feet 3½ inches (161.5 cms). He was assigned to William Cox. He was described as Cox's butler in the 1828 Census. By 1837 he was appearing in Muster records as the master of about 18 assigned convicts.

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Devizes, Wiltshire, England


5 September, 1873 (aged ~ 79)
Windsor, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 14 years
Court: unknown