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Richard Raymond, one of 200 convicts transported on the Surrey, January 1814
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life span was 59 years*
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Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 134
||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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Maureen Withey on 10th April, 2020 wrote:
Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 10 April 2020), June 1813, trial of RICHARD RAYMOND (t18130602-147).
RICHARD RAYMOND, Theft > grand larceny, 2nd June 1813.
663. RICHARD RAYMOND was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 11th of April , a silk handkerchief, value 2 s. the property of Thomas Henry Harbinge .
SECOND COUNT, the property of a certain person to the jurors unknown.
JOHN CARLISLE. I am a constable.
Q. Do you know the person of the prisoner, Richard Raymond - A. Yes.
Q. Did you know a person calling himself Thomas Henry Harbinge - A. I saw such a person at the watchhouse. On Sunday the 11th of April, I saw Mr. Harbinge and the prisoner, about a quarter before one, just at this end of Cow Cross; the prisoner had another with him; the other person looked older then the prisoner. I saw the prisoner and another following the gentleman, and just as they got two yards by me the prisoner put his hand into the gentleman’s pocket, and pulled the handkerchief a little way out of the pocket, but not entirely out. I followed them; they passed by the end of St. John-street; they went up Charter-house-lane after the gentleman; the gentleman did not perceive what they were about at the time; when they got about half way down Charter-house-lane on the left side, the other man put his hand to the handkerchief and pulled it out; the prisoner was close to the other at the time; he put it under his coat, and away they both walked together. In consequence of my seeing this I made the best of my way to them, and as I passed the gentleman I made a nudge at the gentleman for him to follow me, and just as they got close to Charter-house-gate the one with the handkerchief ran through the square; I immediately then catched hold of the prisoner. I told the gentleman that he had lost his handkerchief; he said so I have; he said are you are an officer; I said I am. He gave me charge of the prisoner. I told him what I had seen.
Q. Did you know the person of the other man who ran away - A. He was a man I had seen before. I knew him to be an old thief. The other ran away with the handkerchief; it has never been found.
BARNARD COHEN. I am a constable. I saw a mob around St. Sepulchre’s watchhouse, I went in; the gentlemen gave his name Thomas Henry Harbinge , esq. in Fenchurch-street, and when I went after him, he was not at home; and we went after the other man, we could not find him.
Prisoner’s Defence. I know nothing about the handkerchief, nor do I know any thing of the young fellow.
GUILTY , aged 21.
Transported for Life .
First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.
Colonial Secretary’s Index.
RAYMOND, Richard. Per “Surrey”, 1814
1818 Dec - Assigned to overseer of wheelwrights. Petition for conditional pardon (Fiche 3189; 4/1856 pp.221-222a)
1821 May 7,9 - Re permission to marry at Sydney (Reel 6008; 4/3504 p.22)
1822 Feb 22 - Of York Street. On list of persons receiving an assigned convict (Fiche 3290; 4/4570D p.5)
1824 Feb 15 - Tin man and brazier of York Street. Petition for mitigation of sentence (Fiche 3242; 4/1872 p.93). Reply, 26 Apr (Reel 6013; 4/3511 p.1)
Convict Changes History
Maureen Withey on 10th April, 2020 made the following changes: