Dictionary of Sydney

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Jackson, Richard

Former convict and thief who was transported for seven years at the age of 14 after being convicted at Middlesex in September 1796 for the theft of a table clock. Described as being 5'1" (approx 155cm) tall, with fair skin, brown hair and grey eyes, he arrived in Sydney on the Barwell in 1798. He was involved in the robbery that ended in the murder of Constable Joseph Luker in 1803. In 1806 he was found guilty of the attempted murder of a man named John Fitzgerald, and sentenced to five years hard labour and 300 lashes.

Hidgeborough, England
Arrived Sydney
18 May 1798
1797 - 18 May 1798