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James Reiley (?–1801)

James Reiley (sometimes spelt Riley or Reilly), a marine in the 58th (Plymouth) Company, arrived in Sydney in January 1788 aboard the Supply as part of the First Fleet. He served at Port Jackson in Captain James Meredith's company. On 4 March 1790 he was sent to Norfolk Island on the Sirius. In February 1792 he was recorded as a settler, living on 45 acres at Creswell Bay. In June 1794 he was living with Mary Phillips and three children.

He sold part of his land in 1794 to D'Arcy Wentworth and in January 1797 purchased 20 acres from John McCarty. As James Reilly he died on 15 October 1801 at Norfolk Island.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 303

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  • Riley, James
  • Reilly, James

15 October, 1801
Norfolk Island, Australia

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