was sentenced at the Old Bailey in 1785 to seven years' transportation for stealing in company with John Adams. He arrived on the Scarborough. Sent to Norfolk Island in March 1790, he was involved in the wreck of the Sirius, and Phillip later rewarded his good behaviour with a grant of twelve acres at Grenville Vale. With such grants of land, tools and stock were supplied, as well as assistance with the building of a hut and the clearing of half an acre. Agnew was required to pay an annual rent of two bushels of maize for a three-year lease and three bushels for any lease from five to fourteen years.
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