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Richard Allen (abt. 1786)

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Richard Allen aka Allan
Born about in County Armagh, Irelandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died [date unknown] in New South Wales, Australiamap [uncertain]
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Biography

Richard Allen was a convict after the Third Fleet transported to New South Wales

Richard Allen was born in about 1785 in Armagh, ireland[1].

He was aged about 43, married to Mary Hobson and had six children, when he was tried and convicted at Carrick-on-Shannon, Leitrim, Ireland, in 1828 then imprisoned in and found guilty of possessing a forged £1 note. He was probably tried in March 1824[2] and sentenced at that time to fourteen years transportation. Richard said he was married and had six children but his petition fell on deaf ears.[3]

He traveled to New South Wales on the Sophia leaving on 15 September 1828 arriving on 17 January 1829.

Richard was Catholic and a weaver/farmer at the time of his conviction.[4] He was about five feet six inches tall, had a ruddy complexion, brown/grey hair and blue eyes. Richard also had a horizontal scar on his left eye, a scar between both eyes on his nose and left lip upper side, and a mole on his left cheek. On arrival Richard was dispatched to work in "Stoneyquarry"[5][6]

Richard obtained a ticket of leave and was living in the district of Goulburn but this was cancelled for two years by the authorities in Campbelltown as a result of his "negligent conduct as a constable for having allowed a prisoner to escape". [7]. He obtained a pardon sometime before 1838 while in the province of New South Wales.[2] There is a record in the Tasmanian records (circa 1842) of Richard's being granted a pardon as well.[8] Richard's ticket of leave was re-instated in March 1841 provided he remained in the area of Sydney in the service of "James Quire". The district was later changed to Parramatta.[9]

There is a record dated 18 February 1839 stating that Richard's wife Mary Hobson should be granted free passage to New South Wales.[10] It seems that Richard applied only for one child to accompany her.

Sources

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  2. 2.0 2.1 Home Office: Settlers and Convicts, New South Wales and Tasmania; (The National Archives Microfilm Publication HO10, Pieces 31, 52-64); The National Archives of the UK (TNA), Kew, Surrey, England. Class: HO 10; Piece: 31
  3. National Archives of Ireland, Irish Transportation Database, PDF compilation database of records contained in the National Archives of Ireland; entry for Richard Allen page 33; Record reference code: PPC 3354. Surname: ALLEN; First name: RICHARD; Sex: M; Place of trial: Carrick-on-shannon; Place of imprisonment: Carrick-on-shannon; Date of document: 06/05/1828; Description of crime: Possessing a forged £1; Sentence: Transporation l4 years; Name of petitioner: Inhabitants of Armagh; Record reference code: PPC 3354; Comments: Convict has a wife and six children.
  4. Irish Convicts to New South Wales, entry for Richard Allen.
  5. New South Wales Government. Bound manuscript indents, 1788–1842. NRS 12188, microfiche 614–619,626–657, 660–695. State Records Authority of New South Wales, Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia. State Archives NSW; Series: NRS 12188; Item: [4/4014]; Microfiche: 671
  6. Home Office: Settlers and Convicts, New South Wales and Tasmania; (The National Archives Microfilm Publication HO10, Pieces 1-4, 6-18, 28-30); The National Archives of the UK (TNA), Kew, Surrey, England. Class: HO 10; Piece: 29.
  7. New South Wales, Australia, Tickets of Leave, 1810-1869. State Archives NSW; Series: NRS 12202; Item: [4/4114]
  8. Home Office: Settlers and Convicts, New South Wales and Tasmania; (The National Archives Microfilm Publication HO10, Pieces 31, 52-64); The National Archives of the UK (TNA), Kew, Surrey, England. Class: HO 10; Piece: 57.
  9. New South Wales, Australia, Tickets of Leave, 1810-1869, State Archives NSW; Series: NRS 12202; Item: [4/4149].
  10. National Archives of Ireland, Irish Transportation Database, PDF compilation database of records contained in the National Archives of Ireland; entry for Richard Allen page 33; Record reference code: FS 1839 110. Surname: ALLEN; First name: RICHARD; Sex: M; Date of document: 18/02/1839; Record reference code: FS 1839 110; Comments: Convicts wife, Mary Hobson, residing in Partadown, granted a free passage to New South Wales


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