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Patrick Reilly

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Patrick Reilly
Aliases: Johnson
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1786
Occupation: Cabinetmaker
Date of Death: 21st December, 1841
Age: 55 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: -
Convicted at: Limerick
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Three Bees
Departure date: 8th December, 1813
Arrival date: 6th May, 1814
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 220 other convicts

References

Primary source: Convict Indents. State Archives NSW; Series: NRS 12188; Item: [4/4004]; Microfiche: 634
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Beth Kebblewhite on 26th December, 2019 wrote:

Patrick REILLY (or Johnson) (c1786-1841), arrived in Sydney on the ship 3 Bees on 06/03/1814. He was a cabinetmaker, aged 28, tried at Limerick City (Ireland) August 1812 & a native of Dublin with a life sentence. He was 5’8” tall, fair complexion, black hair & hazel eyes. (Source: SRNSW Copies of Conditional & Absolute Pardons Registered; Reel Number: 774; Roll 149; Volume Number: 4/4430.)
1816, 16 Feb. - RILEY, Patrick. Per “Three Bees”, 1814. On list of prisoners to be sent to Newcastle per “Kangaroo”; listed as Rilly (Source: SRNSW Col Sec Papers, Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.372)
1816, 30 Oct., - SMITH, Catherine alias BYRNE (Catherine Bryant). Per “Broxbornebury”, 1814, On list of prisoners to be sent to Newcastle per “Lady Nelson” (Source: SRNSW Col Sec Papers, Reel 6005; 4/3495 p.239)
1816, Nov-Dec. – RILEY, Patrick. Per “Three Bees”, 1814. Principal carpenter at Newcastle; runaway. Involved in planned escape from Newcastle per “Nautilus” Listed as Reily (Source: SRNSW Col Sec Papers, Reel 6066; 4/1806 pp.56, 58-9, 102-3)
1816, 30 Dec. –RILEY, Patrick. Per “Three Bees”, 1814. Fugitive to be returned to Newcastle per “Lady Nelson” Letter to Captain Wallis at Newcastle from Campbell, Col. Sec. listing “six of the fugitives from Newcastle who lately ran off from thence with a government boat are now re-embarked for their original destination under your command. His Excellency judging that the benefit of example will be better effected by the punishment of these people taking place where the crime was committed, has suspended the punishment of these people so justly due to them, until they shall arrive at Newcastle, & his Excellency desires that you will cause a suitable degree of corporal chastisement to be inflicted on them as soon as possible. On this occasion the measure or extent of the punishment is left at your own discretion…” (Source: SRNSW Col Sec Papers, Reel 6005; 4/3495 p.418)
1816, 31 Dec. – RILEY, Patrick. Per “Three Bees”, 1814. On list of prisoners to be sent to Newcastle per “Lady Nelson” (Source: SRNSW Col Sec Papers, Reel 6005; 4/3495 p.421)
1817, Jan. – RILEY, Patrick. Per “Three Bees”, 1814. On monthly return of prisoners punished at Newcastle (Source: SRNSW Col Sec Papers, Reel 6023; 4/1718 p.53)
1818 - Widowed Catherine SMITH (arrived 1814 on the ship Broxbornebury as a convict named Catherine Bryant (c1794-?) with a 7 year term) married Patrick Reilly (c1786-1841), at Christ Church Newcastle on 06/08/1818 (V1818-2240-3A) [Note: No children born to the couple]
1820, 7 Oct. – RILEY, Patrick. Convict per “Three Bees”, 1814. Store receipts of for maize paid at Newcastle; listed as Reily. Patrick had provided 128 lb of maize that the penal settlement bought for 3 shillings and sixpence a pound. He was paid ?22, 8s. (Source: SRNSW Col Sec Papers, Reel 6049; 4/1745 p.357)
1821, 17 Nov. – RILEY, Patrick. Per “Three Bees”, 1814. Overseer of carpenters at Newcastle. Petition for mitigation of sentence; as Reilly (Source: SRNSW Col Sec Papers, Fiche 3210; 4/1863 p.54)
1821 – Patrick (or Johnson) REILLY, per ship 3 Bees 1814, received a Conditional Pardon on 28/11/1821. He was a carpenter, a native of Dublin (Ireland) & had been tried at Limerick City August 1812 with a life sentence. He was 5’8” tall, fair complexion, brown hair & dark blue eyes. (Source: SRNSW Copies of Conditional & Absolute Pardons Registered; Reel Number: 774; Roll 149; Volume Number: 4/4430.)
1822 Muster:
Catherine BRYAN (?), con, Brox, 7 years, govt employ, Newcastle (A03065) & spouse - Patrick RILEY, CP, Three Bees, life, govt employ, Newcastle (A17891)
1822 - RILEY, Patrick. Per “Three Bees”, 1814. Former Overseer of carpenters, Newcastle; wishing to build an inn at Newcastle. As Riely. [Owned 2 properties, one at 1 George St. & one at 6 Patrick St. Wants to build a 2 storey building & stores on the Patrick St. allotment, being near to Kings Wharf. He has the money to pay for the building.] (Source: SRNSW Col Sec Papers, Reel 6067; 4/1808 pp.349-54)
1822 - RILEY, Patrick. Per “Three Bees”, 1814. Of 1 George Street, Newcastle. Memorial for land at Newcastle (Source: SRNSW Col Sec Papers, Fiche 3052; 4/1831 No.323)
1823, 18 Feb. – RILEY, Patrick. Per “Three Bees”, 1814. On return of land cleared and other improvements made by settlers on Hunter’s River & Patterson’s River. The list shows Patrick with 30 acres. (Source: SRNSW Col Sec Papers, Fiche 3264; 4/7029E pp.2-3)
1823 c.June – RILEY, Patrick. Per “Three Bees”, 1814. On account of maize due from settlers on banks of Hunters River to the Government at Newcastle, from 1 Apr 1822 to 31 May 1823. 146 bushels of maize shown for Patrick. (Source: SRNSW Col Sec Papers, Reel 6067; 4/1809 p.71c)
1823, 19 July – RILEY, Patrick. Per “Three Bees”, 1814. Delivered maize to the Magazine at Newcastle on account of debt owed to Government (Reel 6067; 4/1809 p.71d)
1823, 18 Sept. – RILEY, Patrick. Per “Three Bees”, 1814. Re lease of allotment at 8 Patrick St.; listed as Reilly (Source: SRNSW Col Sec Papers, Reel 6011; 4/3509 p.273)
1823, 11 Nov. – RILEY, Patrick. Per “Three Bees”, 1814. Memorial re land at Newcastle; as Reilly (Source: SRNSW Col Sec Papers, Fiche 3071; 4/1835B No.273 pp.683-4)
1823, 6 Dec. – RILEY, Patrick. Per “Three Bees”, 1814. Re lease (Reel 6011; 4/3509 p.572)
1823-1825 Muster:
Catherine BRYANT, FS, Broxbornebury, 7 years, wife of P Riley, Newcastle (13477) & spouse - Patrick REILLY, CP, Three Bees 1814, Life, Settler, Newcastle (37763)
1824, 18 March – RILEY, Patrick. Per “Three Bees”, 1814. Paid 120 Spanish dollars for a licence to sell spirituous liquors & to keep an ale house [at Newcastle for 1 year]( Source: SRNSW Col Sec Papers, Reel 6067; 4/1810 p.67) [Note: A Spanish Dollar was equal to 5 shillings and had been legal tender since 1812]
1824, 20 Aug. – RILEY, Patrick. Per “Three Bees”, 1814. Convict assigned to in the Counties of Northumberland & Durham (Source: SRNSW Col Sec Papers, Reel 6028; 2/8283 p.89)
1824, Oct. Dec. – RILEY, Patrick. Per “Three Bees”, 1814. Re punishment of his Government servants at Newcastle. [John Johnston 25 lashes for assaulting the Chief Constable & Patrick Murphy 25 lashes for absenting himself from his masters service.] (Source: SRNSW Col Sec Papers, Reel 6023; 4/1718 pp.193, 197)
1824, 6 Nov. – RILEY, Patrick. Per “Three Bees”, 1814. On return of Newcastle town allotments (Source: SRNSW Col Sec Papers, Fiche 3266; 9/2652 p.75)
1824, 8 Oct. – RILEY, Patrick. Per “Three Bees”, 1814. On list of defaulters in payment for assigned convict tradesmen up to 30 Sep 1824 (Source: SRNSW Col Sec Papers, Fiche 3293; 5/3821.1 p.5)
1827, 10 Oct. – “A publican at Newcastle, of the name of Reilly, was brought to the Police Office there on Wednesday last, and fined twenty-five dollars, for having harboured a prisoner of the crown, named William Stephenson, who had absconded from Sydney.” (Source: Australian, 10/10/1827, p3)
1827, 2 Nov. – “Last week, Mr. Patrick Reilly. a soi-desant (self proclaimed) inn-keeper, at Newcastle was summoned to the police at that place, to answer to two informations exhibited against him,-for selling spirituous liquors by retail, without a license!!!. It appeared that this person held a license for the year, 1826, but at the licensing day, in March last, one of the resident Magistrates refused his sanction to the renewal of it, and the affair was referred to the Government (! !) who decided in favor of Reilly ( ! ! ) who, upon this decision, it would seem, has been selling spirits, and keeping open house to the time of the informations, without having either entered into the recognizance required by the Act of Council, or having benefitted the Revenue by a payment of ?25 sterling to the Colonial Treasurer! ! Mr. Reilly was convicted on both informations, and fined 25/- sterling in each. It was whispered about Newcastle, pending this investigation, that the signature of the Chief Constable, in March last, to the certificate, as to the good conduct of Reillys house, (the preliminary to his applying for a renewal of the license), had bean obtained, at the instance of a J. P. and that this document was made GOOD use of a. Headquarters. — (From a Correspondent.) (Source: Australian, 02/11/1827, p2)
1828 Census:
Catherine BRYAN (?), 34, Broxbornebury, FS, 7 years, prot, wife to Patrick Reilly, Newcastle (B2941) & spouse - Patrick REILLY, 40, CP, Three Bees 1814, Life, cath, carpenter, Newcastle (R0487). Also has 85 acres, 70 cattle, 26 horses & 311 sheep. Employees: John Kitchingman, FS; George Webb, GS; Edward Ebury, GS; Mary Pickering, age 10, BC, “assistant”; Thomas Powers, CF, Clerk.
1841 - Patrick REILLY died & was buried at RC East Maitland in 1841 (V1841-101-122A) [Note: Aged 59, died 21/12/1841 & buried at Hiland Crescent Cemetery, Tenambit with a headstone. Source: http://www.austcemindex.com ]
1842 – “THE ESTATE OF THE LATE PATRICK REILLY, OF MAITLAND. NOTICE.- persons having claims on the late Mr. Patrick Reilly, of East Maitland, are requested to furnish their accounts to the undersigned, and those indebted to the estate to pay the same immediately. Persons holding papers or property of any description belonging to the late Mr. Patrick Reilly will please deliver the same to the executors without delay, and any party failing to do so after this notice will be prosecuted. N. B.-Any person giving information to the executors of any papers or property belonging to the estate being concealed will be rewarded. GEORGE PURBU, Executors THOMAS DEE, E Maitland, 26th December, 1841” (Source: Australasian Chronicle, 30/12/1841, p3)
1860 - Catherine REILLY, aged 70, died Sydney in 1860 (1860/727) [Possible death]

From the book “Journey to a New Life…” the story of the ships Emu & Broxbornebury by Elizabeth Hook (3rd ed. 2014). I am the author & can be contacted on hookey5609@yahoo.com.au for further info

Convict Changes History

Beth Kebblewhite on 26th December, 2019 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: Convict Indents. State Archives NSW; Series: NRS 12188; Item: [4/4004]; Microfiche: 634 (prev. ), firstname: Patrick, surname: Reilly, alias1: Johnson, alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1786, date o

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