Ryan, John

Convict who arrived in Sydney as part of the First Fleet. He was a silk weaver who was convicted in London in 1784 of theft and sentenced to 7 years transportation to America, but escaped after a convict mutiny on the Mercury. He was recaptured and departed for New South Wales on the Charlotte in 1788. With three of his fellow mutineers, he was convicted of the theft of food in February 1788. Sentenced to 300 lashes, he was given a reprieve. He was sent to Norfolk Island on the Sirius in 1790 where he married and had a child. He and his family returned to Sydney in 1793.

Milestone
Born
1764
Arrived Sydney
Jan 1788
Departed Sydney
04 Mar 1790
Arrived Sydney
1793
Died
02 Mar 1815
Name
Alternate
Bryant, John
Occupation
Position
1787 - 1788
1790