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Richard Mills

Richard Mills, one of 301 convicts transported on the Royal Admiral, March 1800

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Mills
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1780
Occupation: Farmer
Date of Death: 12th December, 1850
Age: 70 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 Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Royal Admiral
Departure date: March, 1800
Arrival date: 20th November, 1800
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 300 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 268
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

D Wong on 24th April, 2014 wrote:

Old Bailey: JOHN BEVAN and RICHARD MILLS were indicted for feloniously making an assault on the King’s highway upon Henry Kemp , on the 2d of April , putting him in fear, and taking from his person eight pieces of money, called penny pieces, and twenty halfpence, the property of the said Henry.  John Bevan was also onboard the Royal Admiral.

Richard was 19 years old when convicted.

1811: Married Ann Bella Langley - they had 11 children.

311/1/1813: CP

Colonial Secretary:
MILLS, Richard. Settler at Bathurst

1818 May 9: On list of new settlers recently sent to Bathurst who are to receive land on the north bank of the Macquarie River (Fiche 3266; 9/2652 p.42)
1818 Oct: One cow issued to from the Government Herds at Bathurst as donation to encourage agricultural pursuits (Reel 6031; 4/7028A p.145)
1818 Oct 24: On return of horned cattle issued from the Government Herds between 8 May 1814 & 9 Jan 1819; donation to encourage agricultural pursuits at Bathurst (Reel 6048; 4/1742 p.54)
1820 Feb 25: Received payment at Sydney for meat and grain delivered into the Commissariat Stores at Bathurst (Reel 6049; 4/1744 p.383 & 4/1745 p.33)
1821: Signatory to petition from settlers at Bathurst re having their grain received into the Stores (Fiche 3041; 4/1828 No.16); statement of grain they wished to deliver (Reel 6065; 4/1798 p.109)

1821 May 24: Store receipts of for wheat (Reel 6051; 4/1748 p.166)
1822: Signatory to memorials of settlers at Bathurst praying that their grants be confirmed without alteration and that some forest ground be located as a common (Reel 6065; 4/1798 pp.123, 127)
1822 Mar 30: Juror at inquest on William Maybrow held at Bathurst (Reel 6021; 4/1819 p.449)

1824 Oct 11: On return of grain in the possession of settlers and other private individuals in the District of Bathurst (Reel 6065; 4/1800 p.187)

1825 Census: Aged 44 a settler at Bathurst.
Wife Ann - came free per ‘rolla’ with her family.
8 children.

1828 Census: Landholder, Bathurst, 95 acres, 95 acres cleared, 30 acres cultivated, 4 horses, 47 horned cattle, 9 children.

Convict Changes History

Neva Canning on 23rd April, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1780 (prev. 0000), date of death: 12th December, 1850 (prev. 0000), occupation

D Wong on 24th April, 2014 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

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