Country Of Origin England
Born 1804
Died 1873
Birth/Baptism Born 10 February 1804, Babington, Somerset, England.
Bapt. 26 February 1804, Babington, Somerset, England.
Parents Benjamin (watchmaker) and Esther Richardson
Apprenticeship Most likely with his father
Skills Clockmaker, Watchmaker
Work Locations Campbell Town
Street Address
Marriage/Spouse 1827, Rochester, Kent, England, to Matilda Bonner
Trial 14 March 1831, Kent, England
Sentence Death sentence commuted to transportation for life for robbery and rioting.
Isaac and his brother Simeon were part of a group who obtained by threats the sum of ten shillings from a widow, Mrs Ann Edmeads. They also assembled outside the residence of Rev G Moore and demanded a reduction of tithes to one-half.
Arrival 18 November 1831, with his brother Simeon Richardson on the convict ship, Lord Lyndoch (1)
Police Number 760
Convict Assignment James Hume, Campbell Town
Ticket of Leave 14 November 1838
Conditional Pardon 1 July 1842
Other December 1830: Isaac and his brother Simeon were committed to trial and escorted to the Maidstone Gaol for involvement in a robbery connected with Swing Riot/ Kent Machine Breakers protests. Following sentencing, they were held at the Maidstone Gaol and then onboard the Retribution Hulk at Sheerness before transportation to Van Diemen’s Land.

Other recorded occupations: Well Digger (1828), Labourer, Police Constable, Pound Keeper.

Wife Matilda and two children joined Isaac in Van Diemen’s Land.

Approx. March 1838: Appointed as a Constable, Police Department, but by December 1838 was dismissed from his duties due to misconduct.

From approx. 1839: Residence, Church Street, Campbell Town.

Approx. late 1830s-1840s: Recorded as a clock and watchmaker on the birth records of his children.

Death 13 March 1873, Campbell Town, recorded as a 69-year-old watchmaker
Gary Richardson to Graham Mulligan 2019.
TAHO: CON31/1/37, CON27/1/5, CON18/1/2, RGD35/1/42 no28 Death 1873.
Web: Findmypast: England Births & Baptisms 1804, England Marriages 1827; Ernests Genealogy Website,
The Standard (London) 3 December 1830, London Courier & Evening Gazette 8 December 1830, Morning Post 9 December 1830, South Eastern Gazette 10 May 1831 [British Newspaper Archive]; Hobart Town Courier 30 March 1838; The Examiner (Launceston) 20 March 1873.