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Ridge, Richard (c. 1776–1842)

Richard Ridge (c.1766-1842) was sentenced, with Gilbert Baker, James McAuley, William Lloyd, and William Shaw, to seven years transportation on 9 September 1789 at the Old Bailey, London, 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 Ridge 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.

Richard Ridge died on 1 January 1842 at Windsor, New South Wales; his age was given as 78.

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'Ridge, Richard (c. 1776–1842)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/ridge-richard-26801/text34394, accessed 16 October 2021.

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