Risby, Edward
Entry 855 Sex: M Alias:
Born: Abt 1755 at : Gloucestershire, England
Bapt: 21 Feb. 1755 at: Uley, Gloucestershire, England
Died: 6 Feb. 1823 at: Hobart, Van Diemens Land
Buried: -- Feb. 1823 at: St David's Cemetery, Hobart, Van Diemens Land

Conviction Details

Status on Arrival: Convict Ship: Alexander - 1788
Crime: Steal 3 yards of broad cloth & 2 other pieces of cloth Sentence: 7 years
Tried at: Gloucester Trial Date: 24 March 1784

Parent Details

Father: NE Risby, John Mother: NE Risby, Holyday (Mrs)

Physical Description

Literacy Religion Trade/Calling Weaver, Watchman
Visage Build Native Place
Complexion Hair Eyes Height
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No of Marriages/Partners 2 No of Children 9
Entry Partners Name Marriage Date Marriage Place FGS
NE Manning, Hannah 16 November 1777 Horsley, England
4317 Gibson, Ann 17 November 1791 Norfolk Island

Edward was a weaver, late of Uley, Gloucestershire when convicted
September/November 1788 - Worked as a sawyer on the 'Sirius'
March 1790 - Sent to Norfolk Island on the 'Sirius'
18 November 1791 - His time expired, Edward refused to work. He was then ordered to receive only 3 days provisions and to be sent to Port Jackson. He wished to settle on Norfolk Island but Commandant King refused to give permission for this.
8 December 1791- Despite refusal to be treated as a settler he held 12 acres at Grenville Vale, Norfolk Island
August 1806 - The Victualling records listed Edward as a watchman
17 September 1807 - Edward, his wife and five children sailed for Van Diemens Land on the 'City of Edinburgh'
October 1808 - Listed as holding 30 acres at Argyle, VDL

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