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John Reilley, one of 204 convicts transported on the Bangalore, 28 March 1848
Name, Aliases & Gender
||Rielly, Riley, Reily
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 15 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 290
Convict Transport Registers 1787-1870
||This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.
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Rosemary Campbell on 9th August, 2018 wrote:
Born, Preston, Manchester. Enlisted in 34th Regiment (Cumberland) 17 June 1842, aged 21 years and 4 months; occupation weaver at time of enlistment; private 2176 in 1843. Tried at Stafford Assizes 5 August 1843 for highway robbery of a watch at Handley Green, 14 April 1843 (under arrest 17 April-30 June). Sentenced to 15 years. C of E, could read and write. His trade now shoemaker (did he learn in prison, in Bermuda or on boat to Aust?). Had ‘C S 1843’ tattooed on left arm. 5"61/2 in tall, fair complexion, large head, reddish brown hair, reddish whiskers, broad visage and forehead, light eyebrows and hazel eyes. Large nose, small mouth.
Arrived Hobart as one of 204 male convicts on Bangalore 14 July 1848, aged 27, after serving time at Bermuda. .Had Ticket of
Leave when arrived. TL 6/8/1856. 18 Oct 1851 absent without leave, 2 hrs in the stocks. 28 Oct 1851 absent without leave, 2 months imprisonment and hard labour. 5 Feb 1853 tippling in a disorderly house 21 days hard labour. Absconded 5 June 1854. Gazetted 4 July 1854 that T of L revoked for misconduct. 28 July 1855 absconding - nine months hard labour. T of L restored 16 August 1856.
Application to marry Mary A Holden or Holding (free), dressmaker, approved 28 April 1857. CON 52/7 p. 410. 18 May 1857 Mary Ann Holding married John Riley, Hobart. registration no. #135/37 Married at St David’s, ages at marriage 29 (JR) and 22 (MAH). They went on to have ten children children.
Port Phillip directories 1866 Woods Pt and Gippsland list as ‘John Reily, shoemaker’ living on the main road from Alberton to Yaram Yaram, left hand side.
Bailliere’s 1869 - 1872 list as shoemaker at Alberton.
1878 opened the second shoemaker’s store in Cowwarr, Gippsland.
Official Post Office directory 1880-81 and Wise’s PO Directory 1884 - 1889 list as shoemaker at Cowwarr. Not listed in Wises’ 1891-2 but son Charles is listed as shoemaker, Cowwarr.
Convict Changes History
Rosemary Campbell on 9th August, 2018 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 290
Convict Transport Registers 1787-1870 (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 290)