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Ridge, Richard (1771–1842)

Richard Ridge was sentenced, with Gilbert Baker, James McAuley, William Lloyd, and William Shaw, to seven years transportation for burglariously breaking and entering into a dwelling house and stealing clothing. The men arrived in Sydney in 1791 aboard the Atlantic as part of the Third Fleet.

By 1801 he was living with Jane Poole; they jointly held 60 acres of land. He married Margaret Forrester in 1809 and was appointed a district constable in 1812. In 1822 he appears in Muster records as the master of 10 convicts.

Additional Resources

  • death notice, Sydney Gazette, 6 January 1842, p 3
  • inquest, Australasian Chronicle (Sydney), 4 January 1842, p 2

Citation details

'Ridge, Richard (1771–1842)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/ridge-richard-26801/text34394, accessed 5 March 2021.

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