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Richard Reed

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Reed
Aliases: Read, Read
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1779
Occupation: Dealer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing a watch
Convicted at: Ireland, Monaghan
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Royal Admiral
Departure date: 4th June, 1833
Arrival date: 26th October, 1833
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 51 other convicts


Primary source: Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry.
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Maureen Withey on 26th November, 2021 wrote:

Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry.
Richard Reed, alias Read, Reid, age on arrival, 56, per Royal Admiral (3) 1835, Tried at Monaghan, 1834, 7 years., for Stealing watch. DOB, 1779, native place, Armagh Co. Trade, Dealer cook in Gun Room of Man of War. Remarks: Married 1 male child.

Maureen Withey on 26th November, 2021 wrote:

This was the second time Richard was transported.

Previously, he arrived on Warl St Vincent in 1818.


Colonial Secretary Index.

READ, Richard. Per “Earl St Vincent”, 1818; brother of Rose Grant.

1818 Dec 21
On list of convicts disembarked from the “Earl St Vincent” & forwarded to Windsor for distribution (Reel 6006; 4/3499 p.222)
1819 Jul 5,8
Re permission to marry at Parramatta; appears as Reed (Reel 6006; 4/3500 p.168)
1819 Sep 20
Petition for mitigation of his sentence by his wife Sophia (Fiche 3012; 4/1822A No.40C pp.131-2)
1822 Nov
Employed in H.M. Magazines, Sydney. Petition for ticket of leave (Fiche 3224; 4/1867 p.31)
1823 Jan 29
On list of persons who obtained tickets of leave during the last week (Reel 6039; 4/424 p.131)


NSW Convict Index.
Richard Read, Earl St Vincent, 1818, Certificate of freedom, 10 Mar 1825. 096/3324.  Remarks: TL 74/299. Retransported per Royal Admiral (1835).


NSW Convict Index.
Richard Reed, Royal Admiral, 1835, Certificate of Freedom, 16 June 1841. No 41/0781.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 26th November, 2021 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry. (prev. ), firstname: Richard, surname: Reed, alias1: Read, alias2: Read, alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1779, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

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