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Richard Mortimer (1773–1860)

Richard Mortimer was sentenced to seven years transportation. He arrived in Sydney in 1791 aboard the William and Ann as part of the Third Fleet. He had a relationship with Mary Bryan before marrying Catherine Porter on 12 June 1809 at St John's Parramatta. Following Catherine's death he married Mary Lakeman in 1838.

In 1802 Mortimer enlisted in the NSW Corps as a private. He was attached to Parramatta. He remained with the corps until 1810 when he transferred to the 73rd Regiment. He was transferred to the Invalid Company on 25 February 1814. In 1823 he was granted 100 acres of land. In the 1825 Muster he was described as a pensioner.

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Bath, Somerset, England


3 June, 1860 (aged ~ 87)
Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Convict Record

Crime: unknown
Sentence: 7 years