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Life Summary

Name Richard Read
Alternative Names
  • Richard Reid
  • Richard Reed

London, Middlesex, England


1829 (aged ~ 64)

Cultural Heritage

Includes subject's nationality; their parents' nationality; the countries in which they spent a significant part of their childhood, and their self-identity.

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Occupation *
  • convict (1813-1819) New South Wales, Australia
  • painter (1813-1829) New South Wales, Australia
  • art teacher (1814-1829) New South Wales, Australia
  • portraitist (1814-1829) New South Wales, Australia
  • emancipist (1819-1829) New South Wales, Australia
  • farmer (1829-1829) New South Wales, Australia
Convict Record
Crime Sentence Commuted To Court Trial Date
unknown 14 years - - -

* Dates are approximate