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Richard Partridge (c. 1759–1831)

On Sunday morning last, a person of the name of Richard Price [Partridge], residing in Parramatta, was found dead in bed, having the day previous been in perfect health, and had not known what illness was for a number of years. He arrived by the first Fleet, and has lived in Parramatta 43 years; he had accumulated a good deal of money, a plant of several hundred pounds having been discovered yesterday in an old teapot, carefully concealed, and he had only the week previous advertised his property in Parramatta to be sold, and intended going to reside on his farm kept by his son. His wife states, that in the course of the night she desired him to move a little on, and then first discovered him to be a lifeless corpse and quite cold. There being no Coroner now in Parramatta, the usual course of taking depositions before the Magistrates at the Police Office was adopted. This is the third Inquest which has been held there within a fortnight.

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'Partridge, Richard (c. 1759–1831)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 29 May 2024.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Patride, Richard
  • Patridge, Richard
  • Price, Richard

c. 1759


22 May, 1831 (aged ~ 72)
Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


Passenger Ship
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Convict Record

Crime: returning from transportation
Sentence: death
Commuted To: life
Court: Old Bailey, London
Trial Date: 10 September 1783