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Richard Clough (c. 1760–1793)

Richard Clough/Cleugh (c.1760-1793), George Sharp and John Stokoe were found guilty on 19 July 1785 at Durham, England, of the theft money from a house. Their death sentences were commuted to 7 years transportation. The men were sent to the Justitia hulk in early 1786, where they remained until they embarked for New South Wales on the Alexander in January 1787, arriving in Sydney in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet.

Clough was sent to Norfolk Island on the the Atlantic in October 1791, returning on the same ship in September 1792. He was buried at Sydney on 26 January 1793.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 75

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Cleugh, Richard
  • Clugh, Richard

c. 1760


25 January, 1793 (aged ~ 33)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


Passenger Ship
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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years