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Richard Ellem (1800–1857)

Richard Ellem was sentenced to seven years transportation for stealing a plough beam worth threepence. He arrived in Sydney in 1818 aboard the Isabella. The ship's indent listed his occupation as labourer.

Richard and Charlotte Neale née Huxley lived together from about 1826 before marrying in 1842.

For further information on the family see: Lewis Ellem, Ellem Tree and Branches (1988)

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Allam, Richard

Warrington, Lancashire, England


14 November, 1857 (aged ~ 57)
Gosford, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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Passenger Ship
Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years