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Private Richard Seymour (........1860.)


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Private # 184 SEYMOUR Richard arrived 12th May 1830, Ship : " Nithsdale " Married Ellen Discharged Sydney 31st December 1835 who marries Ellen or Elleanor Leonard in 1838 near Penrith even though they had children on the wrong side so to spaeak.She was a convict who had served her time and probably they got married without permission of his C.O. If they had wanted to get married before she served her time the Governor had to give his permission. He probably wouldn't have been granted permission so they have done it surreptiously. Ther is no mention of his trade when he his married. He was one of the 17th who was transferred to the Mounted Police in 1830 and rose to the rnk of Sergeant in that corps. He was then stationed in Campelltown and was demoted for stabling a private horse in the Mounted Police barracks without permission. He transferred to the 99th regiment in 1848 and took his discharge. He died at the Asylum in Liverpool in 1860 he was flat broke.
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