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Marine Private Lawrence Richards ( c 1759......)

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  • Born : Circa 1759
  • Where Born : Tiverton , Devon
  • Occupation : Weaver / Soldier
  • Date Arrived : 26/1/1788
  • Ship Arrived on : " Prince of Wales "
  • Rank attained : Marine Private
  • Date of Enlistment : 2. March 1778
  • Where Enlisted : Plymouth
  • Date of Discharge : October 1791
  • Where Discharged : Sydney
  • Enlistment R.N.S.W. Reg : March 1793
  • Date of Discharge : March 1810
  • Where Discharged : Sydney
  • Enlistment 73. Reg : March 1810
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  • Spouse's Name : Mary Richards
  • Born : Circa 1765
  • Where Born England
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  • Date Arrived : 26/1/1788
  • Ship Arrived on : " Prince of Wales "
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  • Descendants
    Area Settled :
    Hobart
    Children :
    1 . Samuel Richards (b.9/10/1787 at sea . ....d.) Enlisted 73rd Regiment March 1810
    2 . William Richards (bapt.25/12/1790......d.) Enlisted 73rd Regiment March 1810
    3 . Elizabeth Richards ( b.1794.....d)
    4 . Mary Richards (b.1796 ......d.)
    5 . Susanah Richards (b.1797 ......d.)
    6 . Lawrence Richards (b.1796 ......d.)
    7 . Grace Richards (b.1804 ......d.)
    8 . John Richards (b.1807 ......d.)
  • RICHARDS  Lawrence Born 1759 Father of Samuel & William below Enlisted England 1788 Private arrived 26/1/1788 " Prince of Wales   " Transfered 73rd Regiment 24/4/1810
  • RICHARDS  Samuel Born 1788 on board the Prince of Wales. Son of Lawrence above Enlisted Sydney 4/1/1800 Drummer arrived 26/1/1788 " Prince of Wales   " Transfered 73rd Regiment 24/4/1810
  • RICHARDS  William 1 Born 1790 in Sydney . Son of Lawrence above Enlisted Sydney 23/10/1801 Private Transfered 73rd Regiment 24/4/1810
  • History & Achievements :

    Lawrence Richards enlisted as a member of the 2st Plymouth Company. He was stationed on board the ship " Prince of Wales " and it was on this ship he left England for Australia. Upon his arrival in Sydney he served as a member of Captain John Shea's company, working as a glazier to suppliment his pay.. Discharging from the marines he sailed for Norfolk Island via the ship" Atlantic" in October of 1791. Following discharge he recieved a grant of 60 acres at Cascade Stream . March 1793 saw him return to Sydney via the ship " Kitty " where he enlisted in the Royal New South Wales Regiment . He recieved land grants at Mulgrave Park of 25 acres and at Bankstown of 60 acres. In March of 1810 Lawerence and his two sons Samuel and William enlisted in the 73rd Regiment. Lawrence sailed to Ceylon via the "Windham" and his two sons sailed with the Regiments first contingent. It is un sure at present if they returned but his wife and the rest of their children did not go to Ceylon
    References
    Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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