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He was tried at Reading, Berkshire on 28 February 1785 for assault and highway robbery with a value of 2 shillings. He was sentenced to transportation for 14 years having been originally sentenced to death, and left England on the Alexander aged about 21 at that time (May 1787). His occupation was listed as labourer and former soldier.

Notes: Described as “near six feet high, wears his own lank hair, pitted with the smallpox, thick lips and stout made”, he had been a soldier. In October 1788 he received 25 lashes for insolence.In 1806 he was listed as a schoolmaster.

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