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Murphy, Roger (1792–1855)

Roger Murphy, a labourer, was sentenced to 14 years transportation. He arrived in Sydney in 1816 aboard the Surrey. He was described as being 5 feet 10¾ inches (180.3 cms) tall; had a fair, ruddy complexion; brown hair and hazel eyes. In 1817 he was working as a clerk for John Wylde. He was still assigned to Wylde in 1820. In 1825, when he received a conditional pardon, he was working as clerk for Mr Norton. He married Mary Redmond in 1829.

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  • People Australia, 28 January 2019

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'Murphy, Roger (1792–1855)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 6 August 2020.

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Life Summary [details]


Tipperary, Ireland


27 May 1855
Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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