John Pryer Transported in 1750

A Pryer/Pryor who was transported for life (probably to the American colonies) about 20+ years before the Revolutionary War…

Thursday the Report of the Malefactors under Sentence of Death in Newgate, was made to the Lords of the Regency by Richard Adams, Esq…John Pryer for robbing James Booker of 3s. 6d. and a Penknife, on the Highway.” Further, “Their excellencies were pleased…to order for Transportation for life… condemned with the above John Pryer, for robbing James Booker.

The Derby Mercury, 2nd November 1750