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William LANE

He was tried at Chelmsford, Essex on 30 July 1784 for stealing assorted foods and barrels with a value of 5 shillings. He was sentenced to transportation for 7 years and left England on the Scarborough aged about 33 at that time (May 1787). His occupation was listed as labourer. He died in 1815.

Notes: Received 2000 lashes in April 1789 for stealing 13 pounds of biscuit. He saw a broken lock “and hunger prompted him to take the biscuit.”

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