John William Lancashire

  • Jocelyn Hackforth-Jones


Although sentenced to seven years transportation for an unspecified crime on 6 April 1796 his punishment did not seem to deter Lancashire in the least and after his arrival in Sydney in May 1798, he was several times in trouble with the law, mainly on a charge of forgery. His glib tongue and artful defence saved him from the death penalty and lesser punishments and the same persuasive charm earned him a conditional pardon as early as 1802. In July 1803 he was yet again accused of forgery and again acquitted.


Medium Study Death Penalty Good Deal Eastern Side Artful Defence 
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