Our Men of Conviction Made Their Mark ; More Than Two Million Britons Are Related to Convicts Sent to Australia From the Late 18th Century, a Report has Revealed. Lucy Parkinson Looks at Bristol's Convict Past and Uncovers Some Interesting Stories.

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More than two million Britons are related to convicts sent to Australia from the late 18th century, a report has revealed. LUCY PARKINSON looks at Bristol's convict past and uncovers some interesting stories.

They were shipped to the other side of the world for their involvement in thefts, robbery and what today seem like petty crimes.

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Our Men of Conviction Made Their Mark ; More Than Two Million Britons Are Related to Convicts Sent to Australia From the Late 18th Century, a Report has Revealed. Lucy Parkinson Looks at Bristol's Convict Past and Uncovers Some Interesting Stories.

People such as Bedminster scrap metal merchant Capper Pass, who was convicted of handling stolen metal and sent to Australia in 1819.

Capper Pass was sentenced to be transported for 14 years but, like many convicts, he married and settled in Australia, while his family back in Bristo...

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