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Richard Sides

Richard Sides, one of 206 convicts transported on the Ganges, August 1796

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Sides
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1776
Occupation: Blacksmith
Date of Death: 1844
Age: 68 years

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 14 years

Crime: Receiving
Convicted at: Warwick Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Ganges
Departure date: August, 1796
Arrival date: 2nd June, 1797
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 208 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 217 (109)
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 5th May, 2012 wrote:

Superintendent of blacksmiths at Georgetown Tasmania in 1814-16 married Ann white/Scott/Murray in 1814 @ Launceston Tasmania came to Tasmania on the Lady Nelson 1814 with 4 children, from Norfolk island 1790 -1814 after conviction time. Died 1844 after his wife Ann died 1820.

Denis Pember on 18th September, 2015 wrote:

Leeds Intelligencer Mon 8 Sep 1794 p. 3
At Warwick assizes, John Crowder, (aged only 12 years) for stealing a quantity of brass out of the shop of his masters, Messrs. Timmins, was fined one shilling - but Richard Sides, for receiving the same, knowing it to be stolen, was ordered to be transported for fourteen years.

Denis Pember on 18th September, 2015 wrote:

Partner - Wife; Ann White (also Scott/Murray) was a convict, transported on Neptune 1790.  She and Richard cohabited on Norfolk from about 1804 but did not marry until after they went to Tasmania, 1814.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 5th May, 2012 made the following changes:

date of death 1844-00-00, gender m

Denis Pember on 18th September, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1776 (prev. 0000)

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