Jack Ryan (2)

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Jack and Anne Ryan

Importance of Jack Ryan

Anne Ryan (Kelly) was one of Ned Kelly's father's sisters. Lived near Glenrowan. A sympathizer

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children Thomas (b1858), Joseph (b1859), John (b1860), Mary Anne (b1862), Julia Agnes (b1868), James (b1871), Johanna (Nora) (b1873), Elizabeth (b1876), Sarah (b1887) Photograph

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Early years Jack was born in ?. I married Anne Kelly in 1858

Anne Kelly was born in Ireland in 1831 and came to Melbourne on the Maldon with my brothers and sisters Edmond, James, Daniel and Mary in 1857.

We started off by living at Wallan and then moved to Beveridge. Later we moved to Avenel 1859

First run in with the law While in Avenel we rented a farm from Thomas Ford.

In 1867 Ann charged Ellen Kelly with assault and Ellen counter sued. Ann won the case.

Later Ellen was charged with using threatening language against Thomas Ford

A Johanna Ryan (not my daughter) had a problem with the court in Kilmore (Kilmore16/3/1876)

We then moved to Lake Rowan and had a small property there. Our boys were considered by the police to be part of the Greta Mob

Fitzpatrick Incident 15/04/1878 Our son Joseph was involved in the Fitzpatrick case. He had bought a horse from Ned Kelly on the day of the incident Mass arrest of the sympathizers I was arrested by mistake. The police wanted my brother Joe. They eventually sorted it out and let me go.

Sup Hare explained what happened in the following terms, " There was one case of a man of the name of Ryan, of Lake Glenrowan. There are two brothers, very much alike. We picked out one brother as being a great friend of the Kellys, and the two constables who went out to arrest this man saw what they thought to be the man, but it was really his brother, and when they found their mistake they let him go, he not knowing what was up; but, thinking there was something wrong, took a short cut, and they saw him galloping up to his brother, but the constables caught him before he got there." (RC1269)

'Glenrowan Siege 28/6/1880 It is likely that I arrived at the siege of Glenrowan with Ned Kelly on the evening of Saturday 26/6/1880 with my brother Joe and the rest of the clan ' What happened to Jack Ryan's family