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Details for the convict John Whitford (1819)

Convict Name:John Whitford
Trial Place:Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Trial Date:3 December 1817
Arrival Details
Ship:Lord Sidmouth (1)
Arrival Year:1819
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John Whitford was born in Cornwall in 1799. In 1817 he was sentenced to death then transportation for life for stealing two handkerchiefs in London in the Strand. On 9 April 1818 he was placed aboard The Retribution hulk in the Thames until 20 Sept 1818 when he boarded Lord Sidmouth. He arrived in Port Jackson on 11 Mar 1819 after 165 days. He was sentenced to 7 years and was free by servitude in Sept 1825. He was employed in Liverpool, Sydney, Parramatta, Windsor and Campbelltown. He received a conditional pardon in 1849. He died in Alberton, Victoria in 1882.
Submitted by Researcher (Margaret Deacon) on 29 June 2020

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  • The National Archives (TNA) : HO 11/3, p.90

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