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Robinson, Richard John (1759–1825)

Richard John Robinson was sentenced to life transportation for stealing a horse. He arrived in Sydney in 1790 aboard the Scarborough as part of the Second Fleet.

In 1792 he married Ann Inett. By 1800 he and Ann held land near Parramatta on which they cultivated 22 acres of maize and kept pigs. They were also running an eating house known as the Yorkshire. He returned to England in 1819 aboard the Surrey. It is thought he may have died in 1825.

* information from Michael Flood, The Second Fleet: Britain's Grim Convict Armada of 1790 (1993), pp 503-05

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'Robinson, Richard John (1759–1825)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/robinson-richard-john-25114/text33596, accessed 7 December 2019.

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