Recorded in the burial register as “the daughter of Richard Rice,” MARY RICE was likely the daughter of First Fleet convict turned “Left-Handed Flogger” RICHARD RICE, better known as RICHARD PARTRIDGE (I) and First Fleet convict MARY PARTRIDGE (née MARY GREENWOOD).
- unmarked grave, exact location unknown, St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta
Abstract: This purloiner of ladies’ laundry became a mutineer on the Swift in 1783 before being transported to Botany Bay with the First Fleet on the Scarborough. In the new colony he soon became known as the infamous “Left-Handed Flogger” – one half of the monstrous, misery-inducing, two-headed, eighteen-tailed “cat.” more>>
- Parish Burial Registers, Textual records, St. John’s Anglican Church Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia.
# Grave: unmarked
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