Hannah Callahan (Ryles)

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Hannah Callahan (Ryles)

Birthdate: (89)
Birthplace: Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, UK
Death: March 7, 1899 (85-93)
Richmond, VIC, Australia
Place of Burial: Australia
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Moses Ryles and Sarah Ryles (Bagguley)
Wife of Unknown and Jeremiah Callahan
Mother of Julia Ann Ryles; Thomas Francis Josiah Callahan and Mary Ann Wynne (Callahan)
Sister of John Ryles; Amey Ryles and Jane Ryles

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About Hannah Callahan (Ryles)

The paragraph below was taken from a book about convicts that I had borrowed from the library quite sometime ago. Unfortunately I didn’t write down the name of the book and I can’t remember it now. I just scanned the page that had this info on it.

Hannah Ryles, a potter and house maid from Stoke On Trent in Staffordshire, had been sentenced to death for the theft of wearing apparel. She had been on the town. Though she was only 17, there were 3 other charges against her and she was said to be connected with a gang of thieves in the potteries. She could both read and write. Ryles had what was described as an “exceedingly bad character” when she arrived on the “Sovereign”, and she “maintained her title to it”. She was one of the group of women tried and sentenced on arrival for repeated acts of disobedience on board ship, although her sentence was not the most severe of those meted out. Nor was her punishment: she received fourteen days confinement on bread and water and three months in crime class. In Van Dieman’s land she was charged five times: for absconding, disobedience, insolence and neglect of duty, including riotous and disorderly conduct in the female factory when she also obstructed the constables in the execution of their duty. None of these occurred after her marriage to a convict from the “Arab” in 1832.

Hannah Ryles Convict


One voyage only

Female convicts on board

Departure Port: London

Departure Date: 12 / 14 Jul 1827

Arrival Port: Hobart

Arrival Date: 19 / 20 Nov 1827

Convicts landed: 81

Con 407 65 RYLES Hannah Sovereign 1827 Stafford 15 March 1827 = Life. Transported for burglary gaol report connected with a gang of thieves in the potteries where were 3 indictments against her " Single." Stated this offence stealing, wearing apparel - I was in goal awaiting to be tried on 3 charges. Single Nov 24 1827 Repeating acts of Disobedience of the orders of the surgeon superintendent on the voyage to V.D.L/ to be confined in a cell on B and W 14 days T C Clap 3 months (Ps) May 221828 Mrs Midwood/ absconding from the servant of Mrs Midwood on the 27th April and remaining so until apprehended by Tiselvoy on Sunday night last in a House at the back of the Lamb pub. House supposed to belong to McDonald the Sawyer " cell 21 days 14 days of which to be fed on B and W only. T C Clap (Ps) Aug 8 1828 Factory/ Riotous and disobey conduct in the F. Factory and obstructing the Constables in the execution of there duty - On view of the Principle superintendent/she is sentenced to be confined in gaol on B and W 14 days (P.S) Jul 1829 Harrison/ Disobedience and insolence - Crime Claft 6 months & hair cut of (R Harrison) March 2nd 1830 Dumar esq/ Insolence to her mistress 3 months C. Class Ho. of Correction (R Officer) Jan 24 1832 Chilton/ Neglect of duty and Insolence 3 months C Clafs Factory/ H B Torifse Conditional Pardon No. 1992 6 Jul 1838 Full Pardon No. 800 3 Nov 1841 MM 33/1 5' 2 1/2 Brown Hair, Grey Eyes, Age 17 Potter and House Maid Native Place " Stoke On Trent Tried for burglary Remarks " On the town 2 other indictments against her when she was tried for this offence MM 33/5 Landed on November 24, put in cell in the factory

Hannah Ryles

Australia Marriages, 1810-1980

spouse: Jeremiah Callahan

marriage: 03 Sep 1832 — New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia


record title: Australia Marriages, 1810-1980

groom's name: Jeremiah Callahan

bride's name: Hannah Ryles

marriage date: 03 Sep 1832

marriage place: New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia

indexing project (batch) number: M39039-8

system origin: Australia

source film number: 1

Death as per Victoria Federation Index 1889 to 1901 Ref 1889/3475. Age 87 years. Father shown as Moses Royles.

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Hannah Callahan (Ryles)'s Timeline

Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, UK
Age 21
TAS, Australia
Age 22
New Norfolk, TAS, Australia
Age 26
New Norfolk, TAS, Australia
March 7, 1899
Age 89
Richmond, VIC, Australia
March 1899
Age 89