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Darby Ryan

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Darby Ryan
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1808
Occupation: Farm servant
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: -
Convicted at: Ireland. Tipperary
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Eliza
Departure date: 19th July, 1827
Arrival date: 8th November, 1827
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 98 other convicts


Primary source: Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry.
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Maureen Withey on 3rd April, 2020 wrote:

Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry.
Darby Ryan,  age 19, per Eliza II (1) 1827, Tried at Tipperary, 1827,  crime, Abduction, sentence Life, Whiteboy rebel, Native of Tipperary, trade – Servant farm, catholic,  Single brother Timothy Ryan arrived per same ship. DOB 1808.

Maureen Withey on 3rd April, 2020 wrote:

SATURDAY, MARCH 7. Timothy Ryan, Darby Ryan, and James Molony, jun. for burglariously entering the house of John Hayes, and for the abduction of his daughter Mary Hayes. Mary Hayes examined by Mr. Sergeant Blackburne—Witness is daughter of John Hayes;  remembers the latter end of last January; was living in her father’s house at the time; she was in bed one night in the latter end of January, and was awakened by noise of men at the door; heard men calling for a sledge to break in the door; they broke in the door and window; this was late; knew the exact hour; her bed was in her father’s room; she left that and went to the loft; heard them beat her father when she was in the loft; the men were underneath the loft, and she bawled out to them not to kill her father; then three or four came up and took her down by force; they took her out of the house; they took her backwards through the fields; the men who took her out were after her and before her, and every place; was not dressed at that time;  had a petticoat and a cloak but neither shoes nor stockings ; went about five miles with these men; ’twas night all the time, and a very dark night too ; there was a candle lighted on the dresser ; it was lit by her mother before they entered; about twelve went the five miles with her ; it happened that when they came the road, she saw her first cousin, and bawled to him ; she had been taken the before; her cousin’s name was Pat Elligate; he was going for turf at the time; there were’five with her at the time; three that were taken and two that got away ; had known three of them before ; heard the party say, they wanted her married ; did not say it more than once ; they told her she need’nt be sorry, that she had a clever fellow; did not mention who the clever fellow” was; had known the three as long as she knew any person ; on telling her cousin that she had been taken away, he desired her to come on home with himself; she went to her father-in-law’s house ; did not see any party with arms; she did not observe them with them if they had them; (Witness here identified Thady Ryan, Darby Ryan, and James Molony the younger); these three prisoners she knew before, and who were with her when she met Patrick Elligate. In answer to Thady Ryan, she said, he lived in her father’s service for about three years and a half;  …  (case continues in newspaper)
Tipperary Free Press, 11 April 1827.

astlereagh. SPRING ASSIZES, 1827, RULE OF COURT. Under sentence of Death.——Timothy and Darby Ryan, and James Molony, be executed the 5th of May.
Tipperary Free Press 14 April 1827.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 3rd April, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry. (prev. ), firstname: Darby, surname: Ryan, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1808, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

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