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Watson, Richard

Richard Watson was sentenced to 7 years transportation for an unknown crime on 11 January 1787 at Maidstone, Kent. He arrived at Sydney in October 1791 aboard the Albemarle as part of the Third Fleet.

In 1795 Watson was charged, with five other men, of gang raping Mary Hartley. The men were found not guilty but were detained and tried for assault. They were found guilty on 25 April. Watson was sentenced to 300 lashes.

Watson was working for William Skinner in 1811. There are no further records.

* information from Biographical Database of Australia — https://www.bda-online.org.au

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'Watson, Richard ', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/watson-richard-30658/text37992, accessed 19 January 2021.

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Crime: unknown
Sentence: 7 years