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Edward Riley (1760–1821)

Edward Riley was sentenced to life transportation. He arrived in Sydney in 1790 aboard the Scarborough as part of the Third Fleet. By 1795 he had been given a conditional pardoned by Governor Grose. He lived first with Mary Burke, who had arrived on the Indispensable and then with Mary Bellas from the Alexander. His occupation was given in musters as sailor.

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Middlesex, England


10 November, 1821 (aged ~ 61)
Wilberforce, New South Wales, Australia

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Crime: unknown
Sentence: life