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33/1992 - 14th March 1833

To

His Excellency

Major General Richard Bourke

&c &c &c &c

The Petition of John Grayston per (Shipley 1) a prisoner for life

Most humbly sheweth.

That your Petitioner was convicted of Street-robbery at the Crim: Court Sydney 3rd October 1826. and sentenced 7 years.

That your Petitioner arrived at Moreton Bay 28th December 1826 and has since continued to conduct himself with propriety, which he trusts the accompanying testimonial will confirm; and his special good behaviour for 6 years on the settlement will induce Your Excellency to grant him a remission of Colonial sentence agreeable to the Penal Settlement Regulations dated 1st December 1831 and your Petitioner will even pray &c

[signed] John Graystone

Moreton Bay 28 Feb. 1833

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Schedule 121/33

16 March 33

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Original Conviction Colonial Conviction
Name Ship Where When Sentence Trade By whom Where When Offence Sentence Remarks
John Grastone [sic] Shipley 1 Devon Ass. 5 Aug 1816 Life Seaman Crim. Ct. Sydney 3 Oct 1826 Street Robbery 7 years
The above petitioner has not to my knowledge been guilty of any great irregularity while at this Settlement with the exception of having been four years in the first class, he is in other respects eligible to have his sentence mitigated according to the regulations, and as his sentence will very soon expire he appears to me worthy of the indulgence prayed for.

J. O. Clunie

Capt. 7th Regt.

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Original Conviction Colonial Conviction
Name Ship Where When Sentence Trade By whom Where When Offence Sentence Remarks
John Grastone [sic] Shipley 1 Devon Ass. 5 Aug 1816 Life Seaman Crim. Ct. Sydney 3 Oct 1826 Street Robbery 7 years
The above petitioner has not to my knowledge been guilty of any great irregularity while at this Settlement with the exception of having been four years in the first class, he is in other respects eligible to have his sentence mitigated according to the regulations, and as his sentence will very soon expire he appears to me worthy of the indulgence prayed for.

J. O. Clunie

Capt. 7th Regt.

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33/1992

Schedule 121/33

16 March 33

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Moreton Bay The Humble Petition of John Grastone [sic] prisoner of the Crown praying for a commutation of sentence.

To

His Excellency

Major Gen Richd Bourke

&c &c

[left margin] This man is now eligible for remission of sentence under the Regulns

1 December 1831

Schedule

Govrs Decision

Approved

Capt Clunie 26 March 33

Mr Hely 6 April 33

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