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1785/10/20 - 1786/03/30 Puxton, Somerset. Transport: ship Charlotte. Crime and Sentence: "Ann COOMBES, wife of Samuel COOMBES. For feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling house of Ann FRY at the parish of Puxton about 11 in the forenoon of the 20th day of October last no person being therin and stealing therout three petticoats and other goods val. 6pounds 2 shilling and 6pence her property." (1) Found guilty of stealing but not of breaking and entering. Sentenced to be transported for 7 years [to Australia]." Appears in: Transportation Order, Lent Assizes, Taunton, 30 March 1786 (2); Order in Council No. 4, p.24; Ross's Returns (Coombs), p. 247; Richards Returns (wife of Samuel), p. 280 References: (1) P.R.O. Assizes 23/8; (2) P.R.O. Assizes 24/26 (Extracted by COMBS Researcher Maureen Reynolds from 'Crimes of the First Fleet Convicts' by John Cobley) See Also COMBS &c. Ships' Lists.


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