Born in England circa 1753--Died in the
David Pope, sentenced at Southwark,
Surrey, on 16 February 1785 to seven years
transportation for theft of a quantity of gutter lead
he was 32 when ordered to the Censor hulk
on 24 October.
On 27 February 1787 he was embarked on
Scarborough after being sent to Portsmouth by wagon.
He was buried at Sydney cove on 5th
To The Memory of
David was part of the largest migration
in the world when he was banished to another country.
He had found a place in history far away
from his homeland;
David may have sensed his life was
Yes, he died 5 months later in his new
May David Pope rest in peace?
Founders of Australia.
Verse: J. Mortimer # 6409.