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Richard Raymond

Richard Raymond, one of 200 convicts transported on the Surrey, January 1814

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Raymond
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1798
Occupation: Coppersmith/brazier
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Stealing a handkerchief
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Surrey or Surry
Departure date: January, 1814
Arrival date: 28th July, 1814
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 203 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 134
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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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)

Penny-Lyn Beale on 17th April, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents. Surry - 1814.
Name; Richard Raymond.
Age; 20. [1798] 
Trade or calling; Coppersmith
Trial where & Date;  2 June 1813.
Sentence; Life
Height; 5 ft. 4 1/2 in
Eyes; Hazel
Hair; Brown
Completion; Fair Ruddy.
Remarks; 1879.

1821 - Australia, Marriage Index,
Richard Raymond & Susannah Cunningham
Date; 1821. New South Wales
Registration Year: 1821. Volume Number: V

1823 - Birth of Emma A Raymond
Volume Number: V1823679 8

1828 - Census.
Richard Raymond, T.L. Surry. 1814. Life. Husband. Sydney.
[TNA Copy] Age; 38. [1790] Tinman, Residence; Thomas Ward, Sydney
Susannah Raymond. Born Colony. Wife. Sydney
Emma Raymond. Age; 2. Born Colony. Child of the above.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 10th April, 2020 made the following changes:


Penny-Lyn Beale on 17th April, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1798 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

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