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John Read Riddell

John Read Riddell, one of 200 convicts transported on the Guilford [Guildford], August 1811

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Read Riddell
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Carpenter
Date of Death: 31st August, 1825
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: -
Convicted at: Dorset Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Guildford
Departure date: August, 1811
Arrival date*: 31st March, 1812
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 195 other convicts
* Arrival date is estimated

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 46. Tasmanian Archives.
Source description: 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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Community Contributions

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

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