Attention Internet Explorer User

Your web browser has been identified as Internet Explorer .

In the coming months this site is going to be updated to improve security, accessibility and mobile experience. Older versions of Internet Explorer do not provide the functionality required for these changes and as such your browser will no longer be supported as of September 2020. If you require continued access to this site then you will need to install a different browser such as Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome.

People Australia

  • searches all National Centre of Biography websites
  • searches all National Centre of Biography websites
  • searches all National Centre of Biography websites

Browse Lists:

Reynolds, Richard Beale (1769–1837)

Richard Reynolds was convicted of having "feloniously stolen, taken and carried away three hundred and twenty four pounds weight of lead upwards of the value of fifty shillings, the property of Mr Jeffery Jackson of Woodford Bridge in the County of Essex, and one pair of cotton stockings value one shilling the property of Sarah Clayton."

He was sentenced to seven years' transportation to the colonies and arrived in Sydney aboard the Atlantic in 1791.

By 1802 Richard was renting a 10 acre farm at Mulgrave Place. He received his first land grant, of 50 acres, in 1804, at Flat Rock Reach. The grant was sold by 1810 and he is thought to have become a storekeeper in Windsor. From 1814-1827 he was a district constable and poundkeeper.

In 1824 he received a land grant of 50 acres at Upper Colo which he later sold to Thomas Gosper jnr.

* information from Don and Jill Mills, Gosper Connections: A Genealogy of Thomas Roker Alexander Gosper and Mary Ann Tipwell (1998), p 5

Citation details

'Reynolds, Richard Beale (1769–1837)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/reynolds-richard-beale-17298/text32164, accessed 26 November 2020.

© Copyright People Australia, 2012