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Thomas Alford

 

a Negro seaman aged 28, was found guilty at the Old Bailey in 1784 of stealing and sentenced to seven years' transportation. Alford arrived on the Alexander. When his term expired he was allowed to settle at Bulanaming, and later granted one and a half acres at Farm Cove. For 25 years he served as head government gardener. In 1814 he petitioned that his wife and family be sent from England on one of the first available convict ships.

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