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Hezekiah Richards (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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Hertfordshire, England


16 July, 1881 (aged ~ 68)
Dunwich, Queensland, Australia

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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years