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Item: 62465
Surname: Richards
First Name: John
Ship: Mariner 1816
Date: 1822 29 March
Place: Newcastle
Source: SG
Details: 32 yrs old ; native of Coventry; 5ft 6 1/4 in; grey eyes; sandy hair; fair ruddy complexion; absconded from Newcastle


 
Item: 72152
Surname: Richards
First Name: John
Ship: Mariner 1816
Date: 1818
Place: Newcastle
Source: CSI
Details: Captain Wallis, Commandant at Newcastle informed that Richards, a pirate from VDL, being a dangerous and desperate character was to be wrought in double irons and strictly watched. On list of prisoners sent to Newcastle


 
Item: 72153
Surname: Richards
First Name: John
Ship: Mariner 1816
Date: 1822
Place: Newcastle
Source: CSI
Details: Runaway from Newcastle. Order to go to Port Macquarie


 
Item: 116007
Surname: Richards
First Name: John
Ship: Mariner 1816
Date: 1818 6 June
Place: VDL
Source: SG
Details: Sentenced to 100 lashes and three years at Newcastle penal settlement for seizing the Government launch at Hobart with intent to escape



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