Richard O'Reilly was born in Dublin about 1830, the son of Catherine (nee Higgins) and Laurence O'Reilly, a distiller.
His address before leaving Ireland was 34 Thomas Street, Dublin. Griffith's Valuations of Ireland lists Peter and Michael O'Reilly at Thomas St, St Catherine's, Dublin
1850 Oxley Dublin City Directory lists Peter O'Reilly, 35 Thomas St (victualler)
Richard migrated to Australia between 1850-1852, He may have travelled via the USA and sailed from San Francisco. His occupation was given as miner or labourer.
He married Maria McGuiness in Castlemaine, Victoria in 1854, and they had 12 children - Edward (1855-1856), Catherine Elizabeth (1857-1937), Anna Maria (b.1858), Mary Ellen (b. 1860), Richard Thomas (1862-1940), Lawrence Edward (1865-1931), Edward (1866-1866), Eliza Siscelia (1869-1890), William (1870-1920), Agnes (1872-1941), Sarah / Sally (1872-1964) and Alice Frances (1875-1971).
Richard died on 29 September 1891 in Castlemaine, Victoria, and is buried in the Castlemaine Cemetery.
|Date of Birth||1830|
|Date of Death||29th Sep 1891|
|Father (First Name/s and Surname)||Laurence O'Reilly|
|Mother (First Name/s and Maiden)||Catherine Higgins|
|Place & Date of Baptism||Dublin|
|Number of Siblings||Six|
|Names of Siblings||Laurence, William, Elizabeth, Matilda, Daniel, Michael|
|Spouse (First Name/s and Maiden/Surname)||Maria McGuiness|
|Place & Date of Marriage||28 November 1854, Roman Catholic Parsonage, Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia.|
|Number of Children||Twelve|
|Names of Children||Edward (1855-1856), Catherine Elizabeth (1857), Anna Maria (b.1858), Mary Ellen (b. 1860), Richard Thomas (1862), Lawrence Edward (1865), Edward (1866), Eliza Siscelia (1869), William (1870), Agnes (1872, Sarah / Sally (1872), Alice Frances|
|Place of Death||Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia|