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Richard Barnes

Richard Barnes, one of 401 convicts transported on the Glatton, September 1802

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Barnes
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 5th January, 1783
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 12th October, 1826
Age: 43 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Berks, Reading Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Glatton
Departure date: September, 1802
Arrival date: 11th March, 1803
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 401 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 315 (157)
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Community Contributions

Denis Pember on 3rd July, 2016 wrote:

In the colony, Richard married Mary Ann Whitton. They married in 1811 at Windsor.
Mary Ann and Richard had 7 children between 1812 and 1825.
Richard died in 1826 and left Mary with this young family.

Mary was the daughter of Edward Whitton (First Fleet Convict, Scarborough, 1788) and Ann Slater (Third Fleet Convict, Queen, 1791).

Denis Pember on 3rd July, 2016 wrote:

1825 muster:
Barnes, Richard, free by servitude, Glatton, 1803, 7 years, landholder, Minto.
Barnes, Mary, 28, born in the colony, wife of Richard Barnes, Minto’.
Barnes, Elizabeth, 11, born in the colony, daughter of above.
Barnes, Edward, 9, born in the colony, son of above.
Barnes, Jane, 7, born in the colony, daughter of above.
Barnes, Isabella, 4, born in the colony, daughter of above.
Barnes, Amelia, 2, born in the colony, daughter of above.

Denis Pember on 3rd July, 2016 wrote:

The deathj of Richard Barnes…
Sydney Gazette Sat 14 Oct 1826 p.3….
A man named Barnes, a publican, near Campbell-town, was killed, while in a state of intoxication, by a fall from his horse, on the top of Petersham-hill. Mr. W.C. Wentworth, who saw the accident, immediately rode up, and humanely afforded every assistance to the unfortunate man. He was conveyed to Sydney in a cart, and taken to the General Hospital, but before he arrived there, animation had fled. Mr. Wentworth handed over to the superintendent of Police, 17 dollars and a rupee, and some coppers, which he found upon the hapless man. A coroner’s Inquest was held on the same day, Thursday, verdict - accidental death.

Denis Pember on 3rd July, 2016 wrote:

Mary Ann re-married in 1827 to one John Eccleston (Convict, Lord Sidmouth, 1819).
In the 1828 Census, the Barnes children are all listed as Eccelstons

Sainty, Malcolm & Johnson, Keith; Census of New South Wales, November 1828:
Page 137…
[Ref E0272] Eggleston, John, 30, free by servitude, Lord Sidmouth, 1818, 7 years, Catholic, settler and innkeeper, Lower Minto.
[Ref E0273] Eggleston, Mary, 32, born in the colony.
[Ref E0274] Eggleston, Eliza, 15, born in the colony.
[Ref E0275] Eggleston, Edward, 13, born in the colony.
[Ref E0276] Eggleston, Jane, 11, born in the colony.
[Ref E0277] Eggleston, Isabella, 9, born in the colony.
[Ref E0278] Eggleston, Amelia, 7, born in the colony.
[Ref E0279] Eggleston, Richard, 4, born in the colony.
[Ref E0280] Eggleston, Henry, 2, born in the colony.
## Clearly this listing includes all the ‘Barnes’ step-children as well as young Henry Eccleston.

Convict Changes History

Lisa A on 9th March, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1783-01-05, date of death 1826-10-12, gender m

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