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Richard Boyd (1802–1859)

Richard Boyd was sentenced to seven years transportation. He arrived in Sydney in 1817 aboard the Lord Eldon. The ship's indent gave his age as 15, his height as 5 feet, and his occupation as brush maker. He was assigned as a servant to John Macarthur and continued to work for him when he had served his sentence. The 1828 Census lists him as Macarthur's groom.

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Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland


13 January, 1859 (aged ~ 57)
Camden, New South Wales, Australia

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Crime: unknown
Sentence: 7 years