Joseph Riseley

M, b. 18 September 1872
FatherJohn Robert Riseley b. 22 Mar 1823, d. 27 Oct 1874
MotherSarah Beuth b. 1833, d. 1920
Last Edited24 Apr 2009
     Joseph Riseley was born on 18 September 1872.

Margaret Jane Riseley

F, b. 15 April 1858, d. 25 April 1908
FatherJohn Robert Riseley b. 22 Mar 1823, d. 27 Oct 1874
MotherSarah Beuth b. 1833, d. 1920
Last Edited24 Apr 2009
     Margaret Jane Riseley was born on 15 April 1858. She died on 25 April 1908 at age 50.

Convict Maria Riseley

F, b. 1780, d. 22 July 1859
FatherRobert Riseley b. 1753, d. 30 Jun 1828
Mother(?) Mary b. 1755, d. 21 May 1837
ConvictY
ReferenceR-27153-Mc
Last Edited10 Mar 2015
     Convict Maria Riseley was Shopkeeper. She Maria Riseley, wife of officer and entrepreneur Edward Lord, herself engaged in business, mother of three daughters and outwardly respectable, was born in England in 1780. Her parents were Robert and Mary Riseley, and she had at least one brother, John. She was better educated than many girls of her day, for she could write well and had considerable business ability, possibly helped by commercial training or experience of some sort. This suggests that the family was reasonably well-to-do, for poor people had no money to spare for girls' education. Her married name was Lord. Her married name was Thompson. She was born in 1780 at England. She was convicted in August 1802 at Surrey Assizes, Surrey, England,for stealing from a dwelling-house, and was sentenced to transportation for seven years. She married John Thompson circa 1804. Convict Maria Riseley arrived at on the convict transport ship 'Experiment' on 24 June 1804 in Port Jackson, New South Wales, Australia from England from England
The Experiment, had a rough trip out and many of its load of women convicts were ill on arrival.
On recovery, most of the women were assigned to settlers. Officially they did general household work, but many settlers considered sex as part of the women 's duties, and a large number of assigned female convicts became pregnant. It seems probable that Maria Riseley was one of these, for by early 1805 she was pregnant, living at the Female Factory, where expectant convict mothers lived until their babies were born. The Factory was a trying place where there was 'not much work, but confinement and scantiness of food', according to John Pascoe Fawkner, whose rather scandalous memoirs provide the main source for Maria Lord's story at this time.
So, after a fairly depressing beginning to her life in Australia -a frightful voyage out, seduction, then the dreary Factory -Maria Riseley was waiting for the birth of her child, when in April 1805 Edward Lord arrived. He had sailed from Hobart to find a woman, and Fawkner's story goes that he went to the Female Factory and ordered all the women to be paraded before him so he could choose one. Rather surprisingly, he selected Maria Riseley, seven months pregnant. The only question Lord asked her was whether she would go to Van Diemen’s 's Land with him. She assented. 'She was at once let out, and he took possession of her, as truly for a slave to do his behests, or suffer for neglect or refusal,' wrote Fawkner. One can only guess at Maria Riseley's motives. Did she want security, or adventure, was she glad to move away from her earlier lover, or was she merely tired of life in the Factory? Perhaps Lord caught her eye; he was an arrogant, confident man. She lived in 1805 at Female Convict Factory, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia. She married Edward Lord, son of Joseph Lord and Corbetta Owen, circa 18 October 1808 at Hobart, Van Diemen's Land, Australia; When Lieutenant-Governor Collins died suddenly in 1810, his second-in-command took over as acting commandant, for a successor could neither be appointed nor arrive for months. Lieutenant Edward Lord therefore took up the reins of power, such as they were. He was a novel commander for Hobart Town: not only was he married but his wife lived with him, at least for part of the time. Their marriage, like many others, did have a Past -not to mention a Future. Convict Maria Riseley died on 22 July 1859 at Bothwell, Tasmania, Australia.

Family 1

John Thompson
Child

Family 2

Edward Lord b. 15 Jun 1781, d. 15 Sep 1859
Children

Maria Riseley

F, b. 1817
FatherJohn Riseley b. 5 Apr 1792, d. Nov 1849
MotherSophia Gale b. 1795, d. 21 Aug 1872
Last Edited9 Mar 2009
     Maria Riseley was born in 1817.

Robert Riseley

M, b. 1753, d. 30 June 1828
Last Edited24 Apr 2009
     Robert Riseley lived at Great Catworth, Huntingdonshire, England. He married (?) Mary. Robert Riseley was born in 1753 at Great Catworth, Huntingdonshire, England. He died on 30 June 1828 at Great Catworth, Huntingdonshire, England.

Family

(?) Mary b. 1755, d. 21 May 1837
Children

Robert Herbert Riseley

M, b. 8 February 1857, d. 19 August 1918
FatherJohn Robert Riseley b. 22 Mar 1823, d. 27 Oct 1874
MotherSarah Beuth b. 1833, d. 1920
Last Edited9 Mar 2009
     Robert Herbert Riseley lived. He was buried. He was born on 8 February 1857. He died on 19 August 1918 at age 61.

Sarah Riseley

F, b. 14 May 1870, d. 7 June 1960
FatherJohn Robert Riseley b. 22 Mar 1823, d. 27 Oct 1874
MotherSarah Beuth b. 1833, d. 1920
Last Edited9 Mar 2009
     Sarah Riseley lived. She was buried. She was born on 14 May 1870. She died on 7 June 1960 at age 90.

Willaim Riseley

M, b. 9 July 1854
FatherJohn Robert Riseley b. 22 Mar 1823, d. 27 Oct 1874
MotherSarah Beuth b. 1833, d. 1920
Last Edited24 Apr 2009
     Willaim Riseley was born on 9 July 1854.

Alice Caroline Rispen

F, b. 1862
FatherChristopher Rispen b. c 1820, d. 1890
MotherMary Dougherty b. 1824, d. 1875
Last Edited9 Mar 2009
     Her married name was Leafe. Alice Caroline Rispen was born in 1862. She married John George Leafe, son of George Leafe and Charlotte Selina Austin, in 1881 at Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Family

John George Leafe b. 1856, d. 1937
Children

Christopher Rispen

M, b. circa 1820, d. 1890
FatherJames Rispen b. c 1800
Last Edited9 Aug 2014
     Christopher Rispen was born circa 1820. He married Mary Dougherty in 1844. Christopher Rispen died in 1890.

Family

Mary Dougherty b. 1824, d. 1875
Children

Elizabeth Rispen

F, b. 1889
FatherJohn Rispen b. 1858, d. 1944
Last Edited9 Mar 2009
     Her married name was Maxwell. Elizabeth Rispen was born in 1889.

Ethel M Rispen

F, b. 1890, d. 1891
FatherJohn Rispen b. 1858, d. 1944
Last Edited9 Mar 2009
     Ethel M Rispen was born in 1890 at New South Wales, Australia. She died in 1891 at New South Wales, Australia.

Eva Rispen

F, b. 1897, d. 1897
FatherJohn Rispen b. 1858, d. 1944
Last Edited9 Mar 2009
     Eva Rispen died in 1897 at New South Wales, Australia. She was born in 1897 at New South Wales, Australia.

Evelyn A Rispen

F, b. 1896, d. 1897
FatherJohn Rispen b. 1858, d. 1944
Last Edited9 Mar 2009
     Evelyn A Rispen was born in 1896 at New South Wales, Australia. She died in 1897 at New South Wales, Australia.

Frank Rispen

M, b. 1888, d. 1888
FatherJohn Rispen b. 1858, d. 1944
Last Edited9 Mar 2009
     Frank Rispen died in 1888 at New South Wales, Australia. He was born in 1888 at New South Wales, Australia.

James Rispen

M, b. 1848, d. 1919
FatherChristopher Rispen b. c 1820, d. 1890
MotherMary Dougherty b. 1824, d. 1875
Last Edited9 Mar 2009
     James Rispen was born in 1848 at New South Wales, Australia. He died in 1919 at New South Wales, Australia.

James Rispen

M, b. circa 1800
Last Edited9 Aug 2014
     James Rispen was born circa 1800.

Family

Child

James W Rispen

M, b. 1900
FatherJohn Rispen b. 1858, d. 1944
Last Edited9 Mar 2009
     James W Rispen was born in 1900.

John Rispen

M, b. 1858, d. 1944
FatherChristopher Rispen b. c 1820, d. 1890
MotherMary Dougherty b. 1824, d. 1875
Last Edited24 Apr 2009
     John Rispen was born in 1858 at New South Wales, Australia. He died in 1944 at New South Wales, Australia.

Family

Children

John Rispen

M, b. 1895, d. 1912
FatherJohn Rispen b. 1858, d. 1944
Last Edited9 Mar 2009
     John Rispen was born in 1895 at New South Wales, Australia. He died in 1912 at New South Wales, Australia.

Linda M Rispen

F, b. 1893
FatherJohn Rispen b. 1858, d. 1944
Last Edited9 Mar 2009
     Her married name was Bayley. Linda M Rispen was born in 1893.

Margaret C Rispen

F, b. 1856
FatherChristopher Rispen b. c 1820, d. 1890
MotherMary Dougherty b. 1824, d. 1875
Last Edited9 Mar 2009
     Margaret C Rispen was born in 1856.

Mary A Rispen

F, b. 1851
FatherChristopher Rispen b. c 1820, d. 1890
MotherMary Dougherty b. 1824, d. 1875
Last Edited9 Mar 2009
     Her married name was Tunks. Mary A Rispen was born in 1851. She married John R W Tunks, son of John Tunks, in 1881 at New South Wales, Australia.

Mildred L Rispen

F, b. 1891, d. 1892
FatherJohn Rispen b. 1858, d. 1944
Last Edited9 Mar 2009
     Mildred L Rispen was born in 1891 at New South Wales, Australia. She died in 1892 at New South Wales, Australia.1

Citations

  1. [S277] Website: NSW Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages.

Susan Rispen

F, b. 1846
FatherChristopher Rispen b. c 1820, d. 1890
MotherMary Dougherty b. 1824, d. 1875
Last Edited9 Mar 2009
     Susan Rispen was born in 1846.

William J J Rispen

M, b. 1898
FatherJohn Rispen b. 1858, d. 1944
Last Edited9 Mar 2009
     William J J Rispen was born in 1898.