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Richard Gadd

Richard Gadd, one of 172 convicts transported on the Florentia, 14 August 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Gadd
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Butcher's boy
Date of Death: 27th May, 1853
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Florentia
Departure date: 14th August, 1827
Arrival date: 3rd January, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 172 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 269 (136)
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

Anonymous on 17th May, 2012 wrote:

Richard Gadd was 15 years old when, together with Francis Hayes also 15, they stole a boy’s dress, value 3s.

He was described as: Protestant, could read and write, native place was London, No former convictions, 5’7" tall, ruddy freckled complexion, dark brown hair, light hazel eyes, large burn mark on back of right wrist.

24/6/1834: COF
6/2/1841: Notice of lost COF - Richard was working as a labourer for a Mr. Smith in the Port macquarie district.

He may have married Ann Brown at St. Thomas’s Port Macquarie. 1842.  They had no children.

Richard died in 1853 at Maitland aged 39 and is buried at Campbells Hill Cemetery B8.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 17th May, 2012 made the following changes:

date of death 1853-05-27, gender m

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