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Maria Risley

Maria Risley, one of 338 convicts transported on the Coromandel and Experiment, November 1803

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Maria Risley
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1780
Occupation: Unknown
Date of Death: 1859
Age: 79 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing a gown etc.
Convicted at: Surrey Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Coromandel and Experiment
Departure date: November, 1803
Arrival date: 7th May, 1804
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 337 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 358
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

Anonymous on 10th August, 2012 wrote:

stealing two gowns and other things, the property of William Yapp

Anonymous on 12th August, 2012 wrote:

Charged on the oath of Sarah Yapp with feloniously stealing at Camberwell two gowns and other things, the property of William Yapp

Ann Sutherland on 21st January, 2015 wrote:

Maria married Edward Lord following her pardon in 1808, having already borne him 3 children in her capacity of housekeeper.  Lord became one of the richest landowners in Tasmania (through some occasionally questionable transactions) and Maria proved to be a successful manager and entrepreneur.  They later had 5 more children but their marriage eventually faded and Maria continued her own business interests.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 12th August, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1780-00-00, date of death 1859-00-00, gender f

Ann Sutherland on 21st January, 2015 made the following changes:


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