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Elizabeth Riley, one of 180 convicts transported on the Rajah, 01 April 1841
Name, Aliases & Gender
||Prior, Pryer, Auliffe
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 10 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 277 (140)
||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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D Wong on 23rd February, 2016 wrote:
Elizabeth Riley was 21 years old on arrival in VDL and was transported for ‘stealing money from the person’.
Elizabeth was 5’0 ¾” tall, fair complexion, light red hair, brown eyes, 3-4 years on the town, native place was Cavan, Ireland.
On arrival at Hobart, Elizabeth was sent to the Colonial Hospital, Hobart; not fit for assignment at present, invalid.
1/11/1845: Ticket of Leave
28/1/1847: Application for permission to marry John Ayliffe (free); Elizabeth in private service at Launceston; John free by servitude, resident at Norfolk Plains.
20/2/1847: Married John Ayliffe at St Andrew’s Anglican Church, Evandale.
25/10/1847: Recommended for CP
2/10/1849: Elizabeth eloped with her step-son John Ayliffe, he had arrived as a convict on the Mount Stuart Elphinstone 1848, they were apprehended 3/10/ 1849 at Bothwell.
There is some speculation that Elizabeth changed her name and is the Mary Ann Everett who married step-son John Ayliffe in 1854.
the witnesses at the marriage were shipmate Ann Jones and her husband Richard Hasler.
John and Mary Ann had at least two children at New Norfolk— Mary Anne in 1855 and Harriet in 1857
John Ayliffe Snr., died 19/10/1872.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 23rd February, 2016 made the following changes:
alias1: Prior, alias2: Pryer, alias3: Auliffe, date of birth: 1820 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime