Convict Maria Riseley

F, #27153, b. 1780, d. 22 July 1859
FatherRobert Riseley b. 1753, d. 30 Jun 1828
Mother(?) Mary b. 1755, d. 21 May 1837
     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 Thompson. Her married name was Lord. She was born in 1780 at England. She was the daughter of Robert Riseley and (?) Mary. Convict Maria Riseley 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 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 Tasmania, Australia.

Family 1

John Thompson
MarriageShe married John Thompson circa 1804. 
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Family 2

Edward Lord b. 15 Jun 1781, d. 15 Sep 1859
Marriage*Convict Maria Riseley married Edward Lord, son of Joseph Lord and Corbetta Owen, circa 18 October 1808 at 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. 
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Last Edited10 Mar 2015

Maria Riseley

F, #27154, b. 1817
FatherJohn Riseley b. 5 Apr 1792, d. Nov 1849
MotherSophia Gale b. 1795, d. 21 Aug 1872
     Maria Riseley was born in 1817. She was the daughter of John Riseley and Sophia Gale.
Last Edited9 Mar 2009

Robert Riseley

M, #27156, b. 1753, d. 30 June 1828
     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.

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(?) Mary b. 1755, d. 21 May 1837
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Robert Herbert Riseley

M, #27157, 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
     Robert Herbert Riseley was buried. He lived. He was born on 8 February 1857. He was the son of John Robert Riseley and Sarah Beuth. Robert Herbert Riseley died on 19 August 1918 at age 61.
Last Edited9 Mar 2009

Sarah Riseley

F, #27159, 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
     Sarah Riseley was buried. She lived. She was born on 14 May 1870. She was the daughter of John Robert Riseley and Sarah Beuth. Sarah Riseley died on 7 June 1960 at age 90.
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Willaim Riseley

M, #27160, b. 9 July 1854
FatherJohn Robert Riseley b. 22 Mar 1823, d. 27 Oct 1874
MotherSarah Beuth b. 1833, d. 1920
     Willaim Riseley was born on 9 July 1854. He was the son of John Robert Riseley and Sarah Beuth.
Last Edited24 Apr 2009

Alice Caroline Rispen

F, #27162, b. 1862
FatherChristopher Rispen b. c 1820, d. 1890
MotherMary Dougherty b. 1824, d. 1875
     Her married name was Leafe. Alice Caroline Rispen was born in 1862. She was the daughter of Christopher Rispen and Mary Dougherty. Alice Caroline Rispen married John George Leafe, son of George Leafe and Charlotte Selina Austin, in 1881 at New South Wales, Australia.

Family

John George Leafe b. 1856, d. 1937
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Last Edited9 Mar 2009

Christopher Rispen

M, #27163, b. circa 1820, d. 1890
FatherJames Rispen b. c 1800
     Christopher Rispen was born circa 1820. He was the son of James Rispen. Christopher Rispen married Mary Dougherty in 1844. Christopher Rispen died in 1890.

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Mary Dougherty b. 1824, d. 1875
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Last Edited9 Aug 2014

Elizabeth Rispen

F, #27164, b. 1889
FatherJohn Rispen b. 1858, d. 1944
     Her married name was Maxwell. Elizabeth Rispen was born in 1889. She was the daughter of John Rispen.
Last Edited9 Mar 2009

Ethel M Rispen

F, #27165, b. 1890, d. 1891
FatherJohn Rispen b. 1858, d. 1944
     Ethel M Rispen was born in 1890 at New South Wales, Australia. She was the daughter of John Rispen. Ethel M Rispen died in 1891 at New South Wales, Australia.
Last Edited9 Mar 2009

Eva Rispen

F, #27166, b. 1897, d. 1897
FatherJohn Rispen b. 1858, d. 1944
     Eva Rispen died in 1897 at New South Wales, Australia. She was born in 1897 at New South Wales, Australia. She was the daughter of John Rispen.
Last Edited9 Mar 2009

Evelyn A Rispen

F, #27167, b. 1896, d. 1897
FatherJohn Rispen b. 1858, d. 1944
     Evelyn A Rispen was born in 1896 at New South Wales, Australia. She was the daughter of John Rispen. Evelyn A Rispen died in 1897 at New South Wales, Australia.
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Frank Rispen

M, #27168, b. 1888, d. 1888
FatherJohn Rispen b. 1858, d. 1944
     Frank Rispen died in 1888 at New South Wales, Australia. He was born in 1888 at New South Wales, Australia. He was the son of John Rispen.
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James Rispen

M, #27169, b. 1848, d. 1919
FatherChristopher Rispen b. c 1820, d. 1890
MotherMary Dougherty b. 1824, d. 1875
     James Rispen was born in 1848 at New South Wales, Australia. He was the son of Christopher Rispen and Mary Dougherty. James Rispen died in 1919 at New South Wales, Australia.
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James Rispen

M, #27170, b. circa 1800
     James Rispen was born circa 1800.

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Child
Last Edited9 Aug 2014

James W Rispen

M, #27171, b. 1900
FatherJohn Rispen b. 1858, d. 1944
     James W Rispen was born in 1900. He was the son of John Rispen.
Last Edited9 Mar 2009

John Rispen

M, #27172, b. 1858, d. 1944
FatherChristopher Rispen b. c 1820, d. 1890
MotherMary Dougherty b. 1824, d. 1875
     John Rispen was born in 1858 at New South Wales, Australia. He was the son of Christopher Rispen and Mary Dougherty. John Rispen died in 1944 at New South Wales, Australia.

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Last Edited24 Apr 2009

John Rispen

M, #27173, b. 1895, d. 1912
FatherJohn Rispen b. 1858, d. 1944
     John Rispen was born in 1895 at New South Wales, Australia. He was the son of John Rispen. John Rispen died in 1912 at New South Wales, Australia.
Last Edited9 Mar 2009

Linda M Rispen

F, #27174, b. 1893
FatherJohn Rispen b. 1858, d. 1944
     Her married name was Bayley. Linda M Rispen was born in 1893. She was the daughter of John Rispen.
Last Edited9 Mar 2009

Margaret C Rispen

F, #27175, b. 1856
FatherChristopher Rispen b. c 1820, d. 1890
MotherMary Dougherty b. 1824, d. 1875
     Margaret C Rispen was born in 1856. She was the daughter of Christopher Rispen and Mary Dougherty.
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Mary A Rispen

F, #27176, b. 1851
FatherChristopher Rispen b. c 1820, d. 1890
MotherMary Dougherty b. 1824, d. 1875
     Her married name was Tunks. Mary A Rispen was born in 1851. She was the daughter of Christopher Rispen and Mary Dougherty. Mary A Rispen married John R W Tunks, son of John Tunks, in 1881 at New South Wales, Australia.
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Mildred L Rispen

F, #27177, b. 1891, d. 1892
FatherJohn Rispen b. 1858, d. 1944
     Mildred L Rispen was born in 1891 at New South Wales, Australia. She was the daughter of John Rispen. Mildred L Rispen died in 1892 at New South Wales, Australia.1
Last Edited9 Mar 2009

Citations

  1. [S48] Unknown author New South Wales Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages Database online.

Susan Rispen

F, #27178, b. 1846
FatherChristopher Rispen b. c 1820, d. 1890
MotherMary Dougherty b. 1824, d. 1875
     Susan Rispen was born in 1846. She was the daughter of Christopher Rispen and Mary Dougherty.
Last Edited9 Mar 2009

William J J Rispen

M, #27179, b. 1898
FatherJohn Rispen b. 1858, d. 1944
     William J J Rispen was born in 1898. He was the son of John Rispen.
Last Edited9 Mar 2009

Susannah Rivers

F, #27184, b. 1779, d. 12 September 1860
FatherGeorge Pitt Lord Rivers b. 19 Sep 1751, d. 20 Jul 1828
MotherPatianse Dean b. 24 Sep 1749
     Susannah Rivers was also known as Susannah. Her married name was Vincent. She Immigrated as 'free settlers' to Hobart in Van Diemen's Land (now Tasmania) on the 'Elizabeth' in 1823 with their family. One more was born on the way and the youngest was born in New Norfolk in Tasmania. They endeavoured to clear bush and establish a farm but were robbed twice by bushrangers. However they received grants of land from the Lt Governor and the family acquired a farming property and were later involved a number of business ventures and became a well known Tasmania family. She was born in 1779 at Swallowfield, London, England. She was the daughter of George Pitt Lord Rivers and Patianse Dean. Susannah Rivers married John Vincent, son of Francis Berryl Vincent and Jane (?), in 1803 at London, England. Susannah Rivers arrived at on the ship 'Elizabeth' in 1823 Van Diemen's Land, Australia. She died on 12 September 1860 at Green Ponds, Tasmania, Australia.

Family

John Vincent b. 1779, d. 27 Oct 1857
Marriage*She married John Vincent, son of Francis Berryl Vincent and Jane (?), in 1803 at London, England
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Annie Mei Riwhi

F, #27186, b. 1905, d. 15 April 1982
FatherHeemi Riwhi b. 1856, d. 8 Oct 1938
MotherEliza Raiha Davies b. 1866, d. 15 Jan 1922
     Annie Mei Riwhi was born in 1905 at Totara North, Whangaroa, New Zealand. She was the daughter of Heemi Riwhi and Eliza Raiha Davies. Annie Mei Riwhi died on 15 April 1982.
Last Edited9 Mar 2009

Hannah Mairehau Riwhi

F, #27187, b. 1908, d. 30 June 1968
FatherHeemi Riwhi b. 1856, d. 8 Oct 1938
MotherEliza Raiha Davies b. 1866, d. 15 Jan 1922
     Hannah Mairehau Riwhi was born in 1908 at Kawakawa Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand. She was the daughter of Heemi Riwhi and Eliza Raiha Davies. Hannah Mairehau Riwhi died on 30 June 1968.
Last Edited9 Mar 2009

Heemi Riwhi

M, #27188, b. 1856, d. 8 October 1938
     Heemi Riwhi married Eliza Raiha Davies, daughter of Captain Owen Davies and Hariata Tarahau Hongi. Heemi Riwhi was born in 1856 at Whangaroa, New Zealand. He died on 8 October 1938.

Family

Eliza Raiha Davies b. 1866, d. 15 Jan 1922
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Last Edited8 Jan 2013

Dorothy Jean Roach

F, #27191, b. 19 August 1926, d. 14 December 2004
     Dorothy Jean Roach was buried at Tasmania, Australia. Her married name was Hodgetts. She was born on 19 August 1926 at Tasmania, Australia. She married Signalman Hedley James Hodgetts, son of Horace William Hodgetts and Hannah Winwood, on 2 August 1947 at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Cressy, Tasmania, Australia. Dorothy Jean Roach died on 14 December 2004 at Tasmania, Australia, at age 78.

Family

Signalman Hedley James Hodgetts b. 20 Feb 1919, d. 17 Jun 1997
Last Edited9 Mar 2009

Ellen Roach

F, #27192, b. 12 November 1882, d. 16 June 1958
MotherMary Ann Bosworth b. 29 Jun 1861
     Ellen Roach was buried at Tasmania, Australia. She was born on 12 November 1882 at Tasmania, Australia. She was the daughter of Mary Ann Bosworth. Ellen Roach died on 16 June 1958 at Tasmania, Australia, at age 75.
Last Edited31 Dec 2010