Richard ELLIOTT, , Transported Convict

Male Abt 1765 - 1823  (~ 58 years)


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  • Name Richard ELLIOTT 
    Suffix , Transported Convict 
    Born Abt 1765  County Westmeath.Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1823 
    Person ID I20176  Kirkpatrick Family
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2013 

    Family Elinor BOLTON, ,Transported Convict,   b. Abt 1780, County Kildare, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1833, Elizabeth St, Sydney, New South Wales , Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Children 
     1. Mary ELLIOTT,   b. 1805, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1868, Chelsea Street, Surrey Hills, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     2. Ann ELLIOTT,   b. 1806,   d. 1 Jun 1837  (Age 31 years)
     3. William ELLIOTT,   b. 1807, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Owen Eugene ELLIOTT,   b. 18 Oct 1810, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1880, "Fairfield", Gundaroo, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     5. Eleanor"Ellen" ELLIOTT,   b. 1811, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Susan ELLIOTT,   b. 1814, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Richard ELLIOTT,   b. 1817, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Rachel ELLIOTT,   b. 1821, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F3062  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • In September 1791, Richard was sentenced to life inprisonment and transportation( It is not known what the charges entailed). On April 12, 1793 he left from Cork on the "Sugar Cane", one of two Irish convict ships that set sail that year. Travelling via Rio de Janeiro, the "Sugar Cane" arrived in Port Jackson on September 17.1793.

      In 1796, Richard Elliott and Luke Normington,described as "notorious characters", were detected in a suspicious situation in the commissar's stockyard, which was filled at the time with sheep and other stock. Several months later, on November 29th, Elliott and several others appeared in court, charged with robberies at the stores over a period of ten months. Eleven witnesses gave evidence. Elliott and another, Griffiths, were acquitted.


      By 1805/1806,his fortune had turned ,and by now had been assigned a servant (one Edward Banks,who had arrived on the Fortune in 1806).

      In the early 1800s (probably 1808-1810), he began living with and may have married (although a record of formal marriage has not been located),one Elinor Bolton.

      In the 1822 general Muster Richard is decsribed as "Gardener"
    • (Research):The following information is all from the Sydney Gazette - re - Richard Elliott.

      22.7.1815
      To be SOLD a munber of choice FRUIT TREES, consisting of early Newington, China and Bengal Peaches, Pears, Plumb, and Damson Trees, from the age of three years - Apply to Richard Elliott, Kissing Point.

      5.6.1823
      MYSTERIOUS TRANSACTION - An inquest was held within the last few days on the body of Richard Elliott, an old settler of Kissing Point, who was found dead near to Captain Kent's farm. Some of the apparel was discovered at a distance from the body, scattered in various directions; a quantity of blood was clearly seen on the ground close to the spot on which the body lay; the positon of which seemed to indicate the attitude of defence, no other verdict was returned, however, than Death by the Visitation of God.

      12.6.1823
      Reports that Old Elliott, Whose mysterious death was mentioned in the last Gazette at having happened in the vicinity of Kissing Point, was a terrible drunkard; that when in this state, he was in the habit (so said his wife before the inquisition) of sleeping in the woods, however inclement the season, for the whole nights and thus contracted excruciating pains in his body. When in these seasons of inebriety it was on way unusual for him to engage a stump or a tree and then overcome with the unequal contest, to lie down alongside his hardy protagonist and become lost in sleep. It could not be ascertained that a dispute had taken place between anyone and the deceased; that he had nothing to attract a robber, having expended all his little substance, as fast as it came in, in miserable rum; and no mark of violence presented itself. In fact there was not the least doubt in the minds of the jury, but that he "was drunk when he died"

      19.6.1823
      In endeavouring to get to the best information that is procurable; it is more than probable but that occasional misrepresentations may come to hand, or be foisted upon us. In the Gazette of the 5th instant we noticed a mysterious transcation that had taken place in the sudden death of Old Elliott.

      In the report we thought that the truth, as near as could be obtained was published. But the week following official information notified to us that report was wrong; therefore it was promptly corrected.
      During the last week, however, we have been resprectfully informed, that there was certainly mysterious circumstances attending the old mans demise and however discovered upon examination of the head, that he was not inebriated when he died. It is thought that he must have received a blow (which may have been slight and quited unintentional) that caused the death. We have been informed also, that a man has been in custody upon the charge of killing the man.
      (Kindly contributed by Michelle Rawle-a direct descendant of Richard Elliott)


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