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Details for the convict Hannah Ryles (1827)

Convict Name:Hannah Ryles
Trial Place:Stafford Assizes
Trial Date:15 March 1827
Sentence:Life
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Arrival Details
Ship:Sovereign (1)
Arrival Year:1827
 
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Hannah Ryles was convicted of being part of a band of thieves who robbed the Staffordshire Potteries in 1827. She had previously been charged with theft on more than one occasion.
At the age of 17, she was sentenced to death a the Staffordshire Assizes. This was commuted to transportation for life.
On 12th July 1827 she sailed on the Sovereign to Hobart. She was 5 feet 2 1/2 inches tall, had brown hair and grey eyes. The ship's surgeon, Robert Malcolm described her as "an exceedingly bad character...turbulent, quarrelsome and ues the most blasphemous language"
In Tasmania Hannah spent several terms in crime class. After one episode she had her hair cut and was given 6 months in crime class.
She married Jeremiah Callahan, a convict, in 1832. She had previously given birth to Julia Ann who died as an infant. On 22nd July 1832 Thomas Francis Josiah Kinnifick was born, followed by Many Ann on 8th September 1836 and Hannah in 1840. Hannah died in 1841.
The family moved to Richmond in Melbourne where they purchased several properties in Hoddle Street, Egan Street, Stoke Place and New Street. These properties all adjoin one another.
Jeremiah died in 1889, and at this time all the properties were in Hannah's name.
At the time of her death on 9th March 1899, Hannah owned 13 properties. One, at 1 Egan Street, is named "Perseverance" and is listed under the National Trust.
Hannah was described as a midwife.

Submitted by Researcher (Wendy Cooksey) on 1 January 2016

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Research notes

Hannah Ryles was born 1810 and bapt 1811 at Longton, Staffordshire. Parents Moses Ryles and Sarah Bagguley. Siblings John, Amey and Jane.
Submitted by Researcher (Wendy Cooksey) on 1 January 2016
On arrival in Hobart, Hannah Ryles was allocated: Police ID 65R Mugsheet ID 11416 Later she was granted: Conditional Pardon number 1992 (5th July 1838) Free pardon number 800 (3rd November 19
Submitted by Researcher (Wendy Cooksey) on 1 January 2016

Disclaimer: The information has not been verified by Claim a Convict. As this information is contributed, it is the responsibility of those who use the data to verify its accuracy.

Sources

  • The National Archives (TNA) : HO 11/6, p.218

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