Richard Dew was born in 1809 and lived in Clearwell. He was married with two children. On 10 August 1833, at the age of 21, he was sentenced to transportation for life for stealing a lamb near Clearwell, the property of Richard Ebborne, with Stephen Evans. Consequently, on 28 Aug 1833, he was transferred to the hulk, the Justitia, and then to the ship, the Moffatt which set sail on 4 January 1834. Richard Dew died of pneumonia during the voyage, two weeks after leaving Plymouth, on 19 January 1834.