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Harding, Richard (?–?)

Richard Harding/Arding was sentenced to 14 years transportation on 30 March 1789 at Worcester, England. He arrived in Sydney in 1791 aboard the Britannia. Upon enlisting in the NSW Corps as a private on 5 February 1793 he was granted an absolute pardon. He was in Johnston's detachment. He was discharged on 11 November 1803. He sold his 30 acre grant of land at Field of Mars to William Balmain.

Harding was living with Mary Baughan (registered as Borne in the register) by 1806 and was employed by Kable as a blacksmith. He was still working as a blacksmith in 1814.

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'Harding, Richard (?–?)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/harding-richard-30204/text37484, accessed 18 October 2021.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Arding, Richard
Birth

England

Cultural Heritage
Passenger Ship
Occupation
Military Service
Key Events
Convict Record

Crime: unknown
Sentence: 14 years