Merrick, Edward

Convict who was tried at the Old Bailey, London on 2 April 1788 for stealing two pounds of tea, seven loaves of refined sugar, 20 pounds of moist sugar and three pounds of rice valued at two pounds and eight shillings. After arriving in Sydney, he married Mary (or Elizabeth) Russell at St Phillips, Sydney. In 1799 he received a grant of 30 acres at Richmond Hill on the Hawkesbury River. In 1809 he received a grant of a further 80 acres at Richmond Hill. He worked as District Constable and Poundkeeper at North Richmond.

Milestone
Born
1764
Arrived Sydney
Surprize
26 Jun 1790
Died
Richmond, New South Wales
09 Feb 1839
Name
Alternate
Meyrick, Edward
Occupation
Position
1790