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Ridge, Richard (1771–1842)

Richard Ridge was sentenced to seven years transportation for burglariously breaking and entering into a dwelling house and stealing a stuff coat, value 1 s.; two cloth waistcoats, value 4 s; a child's cotton ditto, value 2 s; a cotton bedgown, value 2 s; a flannel waistcoat, value 3 s; a shalloon ditto, value 3 s; and one cloth coat, value 2 s. He arrived in Sydney in 1791 aboard the Atlantic as part of the Third Fleet.

By 1801 he was living with Jane Poole; they jointly held 60 acres of land. He married Margaret Forrester in 1809 and was appointed a district constable in 1812. In 1822 he appears in Muster records as the master of 10 convicts.

Additional Resources

  • death notice, Sydney Gazette, 6 January 1842, p 3
  • inquest, Australasian Chronicle (Sydney), 4 January 1842, p 2

Citation details

'Ridge, Richard (1771–1842)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/ridge-richard-26801/text34394, accessed 20 March 2019.

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