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Rebecca Reibey (1794–1854)

Rebecca Doyle (1794-1854), the daughter of Thomas Tennant/Philip Devine and Ann Doyle, was born on 16 May 1794 at Norfolk Island. Her parents separated some time between 1798 and 1805 and her mother began living with William Parsons whom she married in 1812. William Parsons, Ann Doyle and three of her children (the oldest, Edward had left the island with his father in 1805) moved to Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) in 1808 on the City of Edinburgh.

Rebecca married Joseph Edward Breedon at St David's Hobart on 2 June 1810. Following his death in 1812 she married James Haydock Reibey on 25 March 1816 at St David's Church. She died on 3 July 1854 at Hadspen, near Launceston.

Additional Resources

  • death notice, Cornwall Chronicle (Launceston, Tas), 12 July 1854, p 4

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Doyle, Rebecca
  • Devine, Rebecca
  • Breedon, Rebecca

16 May, 1794
Norfolk Island, Australia


3 July, 1854 (aged 60)
Hadspen, Tasmania, Australia

Cause of Death


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