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Details for the convict Richard Kingsland Way (1847)

Convict Name:Richard Kingsland Way
Trial Place:Devon (Barnstaple Boro Quarter Sessions)
Trial Date:13 January 1846
Sentence:7 years
Arrival Details
Ship:Pestonjee Bomanjee (2)
Arrival Year:1847
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Richard kingsland Way was just a lad trying to pull a fast one. He committed fraud here in Barnstaple North Devon. Richard did odd jobs at a local mansion house, Tawstock Court in the village he came from. He went into town saying he was a stable boy there and had been sent because a guest was coming at short notice. He obtained 2lbs of candles, 1lb of tea, a piece of interlined bacon, 3lb of lump sugar and 2lb currants, judging by the amount of sugar and currants he either had a sweet tooth or was going to sell them on. For that he paid a heavy price. By all accounts he was popular with the ladies back home. I hope he found love in Australia.
Submitted by Researcher (11147) on 13 June 2019

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  • The National Archives (TNA) : HO 11/15, p.125

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