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John Read Riddell
John Read Riddell, one of 200 convicts transported on the Guilford [Guildford], August 1811
Name, Aliases & Gender
||John Read Riddell
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||31st August, 1825
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
* Arrival date is estimated
31st March, 1812
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales
Travelled with 195 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 46. Tasmanian Archives.
||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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Nell Murphy on 25th January, 2016 wrote:
Tried at Dorchester 13 Mar 1811. Life Sentence.
Transported to New South Wales, Australia on the ‘Guildford’.
John Read Riddle was transferred to Van Diemen’s Land on the ‘Emu’, 1812.
1819: making threats and drunk. 50 lashes. Road gang.
1823: follow his worldly occupation on the Sabbath Day. Fined 5/-.
29/07/1825: To be executed for the murder of George Fildy. Executed - ref. 264.
Said to have confessed to killing his wife.
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 25th January, 2016 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 46. Tasmanian Archives. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 46), date of death: 31s