KNIGHT , Richard

Marine Private Richard Knight ( c 1750....1826)

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  • Born : Circa 1750
  • Where Born :
  • Occupation : Tolerable Sawyer / Soldier
  • Date Arrived : 26 January 788
  • Ship Arrived on : " Scarborough "
  • Rank attained : Marine Private
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  • Date of Discharge : 26. October 1791
  • Where Discharged : Sydney
  • Enlistment R.N.S.W. Reg : November 1793
  • Date of Discharge : October 1799
  • Died : 23. March 1826
  • Where Died / Buried : ST Phillip's Church Sydney
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  • Spouse's Name : Mary Williams
  • Born : Circa 1765
  • Where Born
  • Occupation :Convict
  • Date Arrived : 1789
  • Ship Arrived on : " Lady Juliana "
  • Date Married :
  • Where Married :
  • Died : 2. Sept. 1832
  • Where Died / Buried : Liverpool
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    History & Achievements :

    Richard Knight enlisted as a member of the 35th Portsmouth Company. He was stationed on board the ship " Scarborough" and it was on this ship he left England for Australia. Upon his arrival in Sydney he served as a member of Watkin Tench's company, working as a Tolerable Sawyer to supplement his pay.. He recieved 200 lashes for the robbery of a garden in March of 1790 .
    The land comprising Birchgrove Park comprises a portion of a 1796 grant to Private WHITFIELD (Whitefield) George  
     of the NSW Corps and an area of reclaimed land from as Snails Bay. Whitfield received a grant of land measuring thirty acres from Governor Hunter on 15th September 1796 
    The original grant document states that the area was to be known as “Whitfield’s Farm”, although it
    is uncertain how much of a farm was actually established during Whitfield’s relatively short
    ownership. One source states that early manuscripts (not cited) refer to Whitfield’s Farm as one
    “upon which dairying and fruit growing were profitably pursued”.
    In 1800 Whitfield’s original grant was purchased by a Richard or William Knight who sold it
     to Captain ABBOTT Edward  of the NSW Corps in 1806. In 1810,BIRCH Lieutenant John , paymaster
    of the 73rd Regiment, purchased the property
    Leaving for Norfolk Island via the ship" Atlantic" he was granted 60 acres at Cascade Stream . Eventually he left the Island for Sydney via the "Daedalus" in November of 1794 . Enlisted in the Royal New South Wales Regiment.
    He has been recorded as being an inmate of the Benevolent Asylum prior to his death
    Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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