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From: Jennifer and Grant Hudson <>
Subject: [LON] RILEY and CURLINE
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2011 16:24:21 +1200
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I am struggling to sort my RILEY Family
My questions:
1. Would it have been likely for Ann Sophia RILEY to have left her husband
James RILEY and reverted to her former name of CURLINE? Did people do that
kind of thing in the 1860s?
2. Is there a marriage for James RILEY and Ann TWEED or could they have
just pretended they were married? Again did this happen in the 1860s.

What I am sure about is this:
1. 1847 19 July Ann CURLINE married James RILEY Parish Church, St Andrew,
Holborn (1st marriage to James CURLINE in 1829 James CURLINE died 1847)
2. 1849 28 April Mary Ann RILEY born Holborn, St Andrew
Mother: Ann Sophia RILEY (Formerly CURLINE nee DURANT b abt 1810)
Father: James RILEY b abt 1827 St Giles London occupation Plate Glass
Manufacturer/Glass Silverer
3. 1892 Ann Sophia died in Dunedin and according to death infor had been in
NZ 27 years. Says on death cert born Ipswich, Suffolk

1851 Census - Piece: 1514 Folio: 158 Page Number: 8
42 Grays Inn Lane
James Riley 24 b abt 1827 St Giles occ Glass Silverer
Ann Riley 36 born St Georges
Mary Ann Riley 1 born St Andrews
James Curline 17 born Clerkenwell. Hat Block maker who came to NZ in 1864

1861 England Census - Piece: 70 Folio: 57 Page Number: 8
Ann Curline Age: 48 born abt 1813 Occupation: Laundress
Mary A Curline 11

1861 Census - RG9 / 184 / folio 39 / schedule 122
Holborn, St Andrew 12 Fulwoods Rents
James RILEY Head M 33 Glass Silverer Midx St Andrews Holborn
Ann RILEY Wife M 34 Midx St Andrews Holborn
Eliza RILEY Daur 7 Midx St Andrews Holborn
Margaret RILEY Daur 4 Midx St Andrews Holborn

1871 Census this same family plus the father also James RILEY snr

I now have the birth cert for Eliza RILEY and the mother doesn't fit as
Eliza RILEY born 9 Jan 1854
Mother Ann RILEY formerly TWEED
Father James RILEY Looking Glass Silverer

1866 Mary Ann RILEY (but called herself CURLINE) and her mother calling
herself Ann CURLINE arrived in NZ
I am pretty certain they are the right people because Mary Ann at times
called herself CURLINE and this name appears as being Mary Ann's maiden
name on some of her children's birth certs.
Ann RILEY is buried as Ann CURLINE but the death is registered as Ann
RYLIE. I know it is the correct person as Ann is buried with Mary Ann and
Richard HUDSON (husband of Mary Ann).

Jennifer HUDSON in NZ

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