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John Richardson

John Richardson, one of 160 convicts transported on the Henry, April 1823

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Richardson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1792
Occupation: Ploughman
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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: Cow stealing
Convicted at: York Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Henry
Departure date: April, 1823
Arrival date: 26th August, 1823
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 160 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 18
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

Maureen Withey on 17th July, 2019 wrote:

RICHARDSON, John. Per “Henry”, 1823

1823 Aug 29 - On list of prisoners landed from the “Henry” and forwarded to Liverpool for distribution (Reel 6011; 4/3509 p.135)

1824 Nov 20 - On list of convicts maintained by John Wood (Fiche 3117; 4/1840A No.1074 p.357)

1825 Apr 28 - On list of convicts employed by John Wood (Fiche 3145; 4/1843A No.550 p.565)

1825 Apr 15 - Convict in the service of John Wood of Chipping at the last two musters (Reel 6014; 4/3514 p.85)
Colonial Secretary Index

HIS EXCELLENCY the Governor has been pleased to approve of the following Alterations in the Police of the Colony, viz.-
Penrith.- John Richardson,, per Henry (1), holding a Ticket of Leave, to be Constable, on the Bathurst Road.

The Monitor, Sydney, Tues 12 Jun 1827

D Wong on 18th July, 2019 wrote:

John Richardson was 29 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Yorkshire.

John was 5’7” tall, fair ruddy complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes.

Many John Richardson’s - this is a possible marriage.
24/8/1827: Permission to marry Mary Curran (Midas) - John was 33 and had a TOL, Mary was 30 and on bond.

1827: Married at the Church of England, Castlereagh, NSW.
1827: Sarah
1831: Ellen
1836: Ellen

1834: TOL, Evan.

16/10/1834: CP

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 17th July, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m

D Wong on 18th July, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1792 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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