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Posted by: Karen Homans (ID *****9641) Date: June 19, 2013 at 16:00:51
In Reply to: JOHN JEFFERY-CONVICT RECORD by leo fitzgerald of 156661

To Leo,

John Jeffery was 13 when he was sentenced to death for the crime of "Housebreaking", in the county of Sussex at the Summer Sessions 1825. His sentence was then commuted to "Transportation for Life" at the Kent Special Assizes.
According to old British Newspapers, he was a labourer, but I know old Australian records have him as an errand boy. He spent time at Horsham Gaol before being delivered onto prison hulks before being transportation to Botany Bay.

Hope that helps a bit

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