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Richard Sephton (1796–?)

Richard Sephton, a labourer, was sentenced, on 12 Apr 1819, at Chester, England, to life transportation. He arrived at Sydney in January 1820 aboard the Eliza. He was described as being 5 feet 4 inches (162.6 cms) tall, with a fair ruddy complexion, dark sandy hair and hazel eyes. He was forwarded to Liverpool for distribution. In 1832 he was granted a ticket of leave (on the condition that he remain in the district of Richmond) and married Susannah Smith on 25 August. His trade was given as farmer. In 1837 he was living in Newcastle. He was granted a conditional pardon on 1 July 1839.

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Alternative Names
  • Sefton, Richard
  • Safton, Richard
  • Sufton, Richard

Scarisbrick, Lancashire, England

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Crime: unknown
Sentence: life