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Reynolds, Richard Beale (1769–1837)

Richard Reynolds was convicted of having "feloniously stolen, taken and carried away three hundred and twenty four pounds weight of lead upwards of the value of fifty shillings, the property of Mr Jeffery Jackson of Woodford Bridge in the County of Essex, and one pair of cotton stockings value one shilling the property of Sarah Clayton."

He was sentenced to seven years' transportation to the colonies and arrived in Sydney aboard the Atlantic in 1791.

By 1802 Richard was renting a 10 acre farm at Mulgrave Place. He received his first land grant, of 50 acres, in 1804, at Flat Rock Reach. The grant was sold by 1810 and he is thought to have become a storekeeper in Windsor. From 1814-1827 he was a district constable and poundkeeper.

In 1824 he received a land grant of 50 acres at Upper Colo which he later sold to Thomas Gosper jnr.

* information from Don and Jill Mills, Gosper Connections: A Genealogy of Thomas Roker Alexander Gosper and Mary Ann Tipwell (1998), p 5

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'Reynolds, Richard Beale (1769–1837)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/reynolds-richard-beale-17298/text32164, accessed 26 September 2021.

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