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Sydes, Richard (1776–?)

Richard Sydes/Sides was sentenced to 14 years transportation for receiving stolen goods. He arrived in Sydney in 1797 aboard the Ganges. In 1800 he was sent to Norfolk Island aboard the Lady Nelson where, from about 1804 he lived with Ann White. They married on 14 March 1814 after moving to Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) in 1813. Sydes worked as superintendent of convicts at Georgetown, Tasmania, in 1814-16.

He is not the Richard Sides who died in Hobart in 1844. That Richard was aged 20 and was a seaman.

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'Sydes, Richard (1776–?)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/sydes-richard-25709/text36737, accessed 1 November 2020.

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  • Sides, Richard
Birth

1776
England

Death

Australia

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