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Posted by Royal on August 31, 2004 at 18:51:27:
In Reply to: "The Man from Snowy River" posted by Royal on August 26, 2004 at 15:23:34:
So far the information that we have is that John (Jack)Riley was born in Castlebar in 1834 or 1835.He went to Sydney on the ship "Rodney" in 1851.He died on July 16th 1914 aged 80 years of age.All dates are approximate as he had no schooling & didn't know himself.
He had one sister Mary-Anne Riley who was born in 1833 & died aged 87 years in 1920 in Cassilis,Austrailia.She married twice.Firstly to Joseph Jones in 1851 who was born in London 1814 & who died in 1876 Omeo,Austrailia.She then married in the 1880's a James McGowan who was born in 1837 & who died in 1897.
Jack Riley's parents are given as Daniel Riley & Anne(Nancy)Murry.As mentioned before,the whereabouts in Castlebar is being investigated & as of now a number of possibilities exist.Aghalusky,Carrowbrinogue & Chapel Street,Castlebar are the front runners at the moment.I'll keep the board "posted".
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