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Theodore Richards, one of 296 convicts transported on the Palmerston, 08 November 1860
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 56 years*
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Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 10 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/18, Page Number 341
||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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Eric Harry Daly on 20th December, 2012 wrote:
Theodore Richards (born 1823, date of death unknown) was a convict transported to Western Australia, who later became one of the colony’s ex-convict school teachers.
Born in 1818, Richards had a wife and one child and was working as a clerk and commercial traveller in 1858, when he was convicted of embezzlement and sentenced to ten years’ penal servitude. He was transported to Western Australia on board the Palmerston, arriving in February 1861. After receiving his ticket of leave, he taught at the Katrine school from 1864 until 1875, then the Wicklow Hills school until 1885. During his time at Katrine he employed another convict, Frederick Carter, as his servant and assistant teacher.
Convict Changes History
Eric Harry Daly on 20th December, 2012 made the following changes:
date of birth 1823, date of death 1896, gender, occupation, crime