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Boyd, Richard (1802–1859)

Richard Boyd was sentenced to seven years transportation. He arrived in Sydney in 1817 aboard the Lord Eldon. The ship's indent gave his age as 15, his height as 5 feet, and his occupation as brush maker. He was assigned as a servant to John Macarthur and continued to work for him when he had served his sentence. The 1828 Census lists him as Macarthur's groom.

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'Boyd, Richard (1802–1859)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/boyd-richard-26291/text34181, accessed 23 August 2019.

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Birth

1802
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Death

13 January 1859
Camden, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

unknown

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