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Robert Riches

Robert Riches, one of 190 convicts transported on the Asia, 01 April 1822

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Riches
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1788
Occupation: 'ploman' & farm labourer
Date of Death: 1840
Age: 52 years

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
Convicted at: Norfolk Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Asia 1
Departure date: 1st April, 1822
Arrival date: 24th July, 1822
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 190 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 150
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

Anonymous on 25th July, 2012 wrote:

Surname was changed from riches to ritchie sometime after arriving in Australia.

Maureen Withey on 29th August, 2019 wrote:

Sydney Gazette, 25 Aug 1828

Absconded prisoners.
Riches Robert, Asia 2, 40, Ploughman, Norfolk,5 feet 7, hazle eyes, light hair, fair pockpitted comp. from his wife, Sutton Forest.

Cindy Fitzgerald on 28th November, 2020 wrote:

Assigned to James Atkinson Argyle Moss vale area n.s.w.Applied to have wife & family join him came out on the Henry 1824.
Wife Ann Munford born 1786 born Skeyton Norfolk married about 19th february1810.5’71/2” fair pockmarked complexion light hair grey eyes. Census 1825 Argyle S Tablelands Sutton Forest australian convict Muster Servant o Mr Atkinson. Riches Mary Free, Elizabeth free, Rachael free, Mary free.
1828 census Sydney Robert Riches Govt Servant 40.Protestant 40 Cambridge St Sydney wife Ann 41,Rachael 17,Elizabeth 15,James 3, Sally 1, Mary 8 Susan

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 25th July, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1788-00-00, date of death 1840-00-00, gender m

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