NameRichard Loseby, GGG Grandfather, M
Birth22 Dec 1804, Sanvey Gate, Leicestershire, England417,418,419
Conviction25 Mar 1822, Leicester (Bow) Assizes, Leicestershire, England419,420 Age: 17
Conviction MemoSentenced to 7 years for Larceny.
"Steal goods 9p in monies of R Bradwick"
"sentence guilty 7 years"
Immigration9 Mar 1823, Sydney, NSW, Australia419,421 Age: 18
Immi MemoPrincess Royal out of London, 5 Nov 1822
CensusNov 1828, Road Gang 19, L1141, Illawarra217 Age: 23
Cert of Freedom3 Mar 1829, Sydney, NSW, Australia422 Age: 24
Cert Free MemoNumber 29/0278
Employment1 Jul 1833, Bong Bong, NSW, Australia423 Age: 28
Employ MemoLicence holder of "The Argyle Inn"
Employment1837, Lansdowne Bridge Tollgate Keeper424,425 Age: 32
Employment1848, Pack Horse Inn, Campbell St, Sydney, NSW, Australia133 Age: 43
Employ MemoPublican, Licence 5062
Death18 Dec 1893, 41 Dangar Pl, Chippendale, NSW, Australia417,426,427 Age: 88
Burial21 Dec 1893, Bong Bong Christ Church Cemetery, Bong Bong, NSW, Australi417,418,426,427
Burial MemoSection A, Row 21
OccupationFarmer, Landowner, Inkeeper and Gardener
EducationReads & Writes
ReligionChurch of England
HeightFive Feet, 6 Inches422
DescriptionFair Complexion422
Hair colorDark Brown422
Eye colorGrey422
FatherJoseph Loseby , M (1768-1820)
MotherAnn Haskard , F (1772-1833)
Misc. Notes
Leicester Chronicle
March 30 1822


The following prisoners were severally tried before J. Clarke, esq., King's Counsel, and were severally disposed of as follows:

Robert West, aged 15, and Richard Loseby, aged 17, for stealing 5s in copper from the shop of Messrs. Swinfin and Redfern, were sentenced to be transported for 7 years.

So began Richards career as a convict !

In 1839 we see; Landsdowne Bridge toll, to Richard Loseby, for 12 months, £300; the toll at Brokenback Bridge, Parra- matta, Richard to Loseby, 12 months, £500 ; ditto at Howe's Bridge, near Windsor428

Richard walked to Sydney from Goulburn in four days with the first delivery of mail.

The three Loseby brothers, Richard, Charles and Thomas settled in the Bong Bong district.

The Bong Bong district was generally considered a hundred years ago to extend from "Harby Farm" to "Throsby Park", and for a mile or two radius from the village.

Mr. Charles Loseby (incorrectly spelt Lozeby) acquired soon after arriving in Australia in 1845 two of the Veterans' blocks; No. 47 from W. R. Green, which he called "Saradale", and No. 46 from Lynn Shepherd which was called "Mt. Pleasant"; on the N.W. end of this block he built "Harby Farm" (now the property of Mr. Frank Albert).

Opposite, facing the Old Argyle Road, Thomas Loseby (a former Army Sergeant, and a brother of Charles and Richard Loseby), built an Inn, the "Farmers' Home", the foundation marks of which are still discernible.

Richard Loseby became proprietor of the Inn in 1832, and in 1836 John Richards conducted it till early in the next year the license was thrown up and Bong Bong had no place of shelter or refreshment.

19-Dec-1839 Sydney Gazette
Landsdowne Bridge toll, to Richard Loseby, for 12 months, £300; the toll at Brokenback Bridge, Parra- matta, Richard to Loseby, 12 months, £500 ; 1837-1839 at least

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1Mary Ann Rice, GGG Grandmother, F
Birthabt 1805, Near Newry, Ireland421
Death29 Jun 1854, Roman Catholic Church, Goulburn, NSW, Australia430 Age: 49
Death MemoListed as Louisby
Burial30 Jun 1854, Roman Catholic Church, Goulburn, NSW, Australia430
OccupationHousemaid and Nurse431
EducationReads and Writes431
ReligionRoman Catholic431
FatherThomas Rice , M
MotherMary Ann ?rice , F
Marriage20 Jun 1830, St Lukes, Liverpool, NSW, Australia432,421
Misc. Notes
banns applied for in April, granted in May, married in June.

Witnesses; George Brown, Liverpool and Margaret Waltham, Liverpool

Minister; Rob Cartwright
ChildrenMary Ann (Died as Infant), F (1830-1830)
 Sarah (Died as Infant), F (1831-1831)
 Sarah , F (1832-1873)
 Mary Anne , F (1834-)
 Elizabeth (Ann) , F (1836-1908)
 Charlotte , F (1839-1875)
2Ellen (Helen) McCourt, Step GGG Grandmother, F
Birth1815, Athlone, Westmeath, Ireland417,433
Death23 Aug 1887, Ashfield, NSW, Australia417,324 Age: 72
Burial25 Aug 1887, Old Catholic Mortuary 1, Rookwood Necropolis, NSW, Australia434,324,435
Burial MemoSection AA, Row 7, Grave 1127, Plot 229 & 230
ReligionRoman Catholic
FatherJohn McCourt , M
MotherMary ?mccourt , F
Marriage19 Sep 1854, St Thomas, Petersham, NSW, Australia436,437,438
Misc. Notes
Banns at St Lawrences C of E, Sydney 7 Oct 1850.

James Houghton, Brougham St, Wooloomooloo
Elizabeth Haddon, Upper Fort St

Married again St Thomas’s Catholic, Petersham
19 Sep 1854

AA Garnett
Marie Hogan
ChildrenGeorge John (Adopted), M (1840-1908)
 Catherine Ann (Died as Child), F (1844-1850)
 Richard Joseph , M (1846-1902)
 James (Died as Infant), M (1848->1848)
 Samuel (Died as Infant), M (1849-1850)
 Sydney B (Died as Child), M (1887-1889)
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