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Richards, Hezekiah (1813–1881)

Hezekiah Richards, a farm boy, was sentenced to seven years transportation for stealing fowls. He arrived in Sydney in 1829 aboard the Layton. According to the ship's indent he had no previous convictions, could read, and was 5 feet 4 inches (162.6 cms) tall. He had a sallow, freckled & pock pitted complexion; brown hair and light hazel eyes. He was assigned to Hugh Crabtree.

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'Richards, Hezekiah (1813–1881)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/richards-hezekiah-27498/text34898, accessed 16 June 2021.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

1813
Hertfordshire, England

Death

16 July 1881
Dunwich, Queensland, Australia

Cultural Heritage
Passenger Ship
Occupation
Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years