Francis Carty [Convict "Scarborough" 1788]

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Francis Carty

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About Francis Carty [Convict "Scarborough" 1788]

Francis CARTY was born c1756

Francis was convicted of assault and highway robbery (with George MATTHEWS) and sentenced to 7 years transportation. He left England on "Scarborough"

There are varying accounts of his outcome

  • fell overboard after Cape of Good Hope
  • escaped shortly after arrival in Sydney Cove on 26/1/1788

A prayer book owned by Frances CARTY was found inside a shark's belly on 1 May 1792 and it was "quite fresh not a leaf of it defaced"

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