Family name(s) SPENCE
Given name(s) John
Alternate name(s) PEARCE
Sex Male
Occupation No trade recorded
Age when departed England 28
Trial date 10 December 1783
Trial place Old Bailey, London
Crimes Stealing tea
Value of crimes 39 shillings
Original sentence Transportation
Transported for 7 years
Ship Friendship
Date left colony
Date of Death


Actual value of stolen goods was 99 shillings. Guilty of return from transport following the Mercury mutiny.Report from Dunkirk hulk was “troublesome at times”. Received 50 lashes in November 1790 for stealing potatoes.