Ryeland Family Tree

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Francis John RYELAND

Francis John RYELAND[1]

Male 1902 - Yes, date unknown

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  • Name Francis John RYELAND  [2
    Born 14 Jan 1902  Templemore, Tipperary, Munster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Education Dover County School for Boys  [5
    Military
    • C.Q.M.S.
    Occupation 1916-1920  Bodaybo, , Irkutskaya Oblast', Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mining Engineer, Lena Goldfields, DIals, U.S.S.R. 
    Travel 1926  Lagos, , Lagos, Nigeria Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Travel 14 Feb 1926  Liverpool, , Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    from Lagos 
    Residence 14 Feb 1926  Dover, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    24 Snargate Street 
    Travel 1928  Buenos Aires, , Distrito Federal, Argentina Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Travel 1928  Lisbon, , Lisboa, Portugal Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Occupation Abt 1928  Huelva, , Andalucía, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Rio Tinto Mining Company 
    Residence Abt 1928  Dover, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • By Institution of Mining and Metallurgy (Great Britain) Published 1928

      Ryeland, Francis John (Dover, Kent)
    Residence 1928  Huelva, , Andalucía, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Vista Alegre I, Minas DE Rio Tinto 
    Residence Abt Jan 1928  Cyprus Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The Mining Magazine
      Vol. 38, no. 1 (Jan. 1928)

      "Francis J Ryeland has left for Cyprus."
    Travel 10 Jul 1928  Southampton, , Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    from Buenos Aires, , Distrito Federal, Argentina via Lisbon, , Lisboa, Portugal 
    Residence 10 Jul 1928  Dover, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    26 Snargate Street 
    Residence Abt 1931  Colombia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The Mining Magazine - Published 1931 Mining Publications - Vol. 38, no. 1 (Jan. 1928)

      "F. J. Ryeland has left for Columbia"
    Travel 1933  Kingston, , , Jamaica Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Travel 1933  Santa Marta, , Arauca, Colombia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Travel 20 Feb 1933  Bristol, , Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    from Kingston, Jamaica via Santa Marta, Colombia 
    Occupation 8 Feb 1935  Liverpool, , Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Attorney and Mining Engineer for the Gold Coast Main Reef Ltd 
    • Mr. F. J. Ryeland, A.R.S.M., A.I.M.M., fourth son of Captain and Mrs. A. E. Ryeland, sailed from Liverpool for West Africa on Wednesday last. Mr. F. J. Ryeland, who is an old Dover County School boy, has been appointed Attorney and mining Engineer for the Gold Coast Main Reef, Ltd.«b» - Dover Express, Friday 8 February 1935«/b»
    Travel 1936  Takoradi, , , Ghana Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Occupation 1936 
    Mine Manager - Obuom Gold Mines Ltd. 
    • The Mining Year Book - Published 1971 - W.R. Skinner and Financial Times
    Travel 14 Jun 1936  Liverpool, , Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    from Takoradi 
    Travel 1939  Lagos, , Lagos, Nigeria Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Travel 1939  Takoradi, , , Ghana Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Travel 9 Dec 1939  Liverpool, , Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    from Lagos, , Lagos, Nigeria via Takoradi, , , Ghana 
    Residence 9 Dec 1939  Ramsgate, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Buckland Hachury Ave 
    Travel 1944  Freetown, , Western Area, Sierra Leone Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Travel 1944  Takoradi, , , Ghana Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Travel 5 Jul 1944  Liverpool, , Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    from Takoradi, Ghana via Freetown, , Western Area, Sierra Leone 
    Occupation Attorney and Mining Engineer for the Gold Coast Main Reef, Ltd  [5
    Occupation Ghana Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    The British Government's Chief Inspector of Gold Mines, The Gold Coast (Ghana Africa) 
    Occupation 1948 
    Senior Inspectors of Mines 
    • The Colonial Office List, Comprising Historical and Statistical Information Respecting the ...
      By Great Britain Colonial Office Published 1948 H.M. Stationery Off
    Occupation Aft 1957  Pakistan Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • After the Gold Coast gained its independence in 1957, John, as he was known to us, went as mining engineer to Pakistan in the employ of the government; he did not like it and soon returned to Africa where he started his own business, a quarry for aggregates.
    Occupation Aft 1958  Zambia Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • I cannot quite remember whether it was in Zambia or Malawi, but think Zambia. Sometime around late 50s early 60s he suffered a tragic accident whilst using explosives in the quarry and was paralysed from the waste down with no feeling in his legs. He then came to England with wife Mary to see if anything could be done. I visited him in Hammersmith hospital and met Mary.

      The treatment was unsuccessful and he returned to Africa. Not sure where or when he died but I think he sold up and pretty sure they have moved to South Africa. Mary certainly lived on in South Africa later and kept in contact with the occasional Christmas card etc.
    _UID 9171431F037C4572A2E817247D62F573A635 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I7227  Ryeland Family Tree
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2017 

    Father Captain Arthur Edwin RYELAND,   b. 16 Mar 1872, Kings Cross, Islington, , Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1963, River, Dover, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Mother Mary Ann Elizabeth BANFILL,   b. 2 Apr 1873, Camberwell, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1942, Banstead, , Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 13 Jan 1895  All Saints, Deptford, Greenwich, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 10, 11, 12, 13
    • All Saints, Hatcham Park [10]
    Arthur Edwin RYELAND and Mary Ann Elizabeth BANFILL Marriage Certificate.jpg
    Arthur Edwin RYELAND and Mary Ann Elizabeth BANFILL Marriage Certificate.jpg
    Family ID F1333  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Annie WILDMAN,   b. Abt 1907,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 6 Mar 1928  Seville, , Andalucía, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7
    • RYELAND - WILDMAN - On 6th March, 1928, at H.B.M. Consulate, Seville, Spain, Francis John Ryeland, A.R.S.M., to Mary Wildman. - Dover Express - Friday 16th March, 1928
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2014 
    Family ID F2321  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Jan 1902 - Templemore, Tipperary, Munster, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Mining Engineer, Lena Goldfields, DIals, U.S.S.R. - 1916-1920 - Bodaybo, , Irkutskaya Oblast', Russia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTravel - 1926 - Lagos, , Lagos, Nigeria Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTravel - from Lagos - 14 Feb 1926 - Liverpool, , Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 24 Snargate Street - 14 Feb 1926 - Dover, , Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTravel - 1928 - Buenos Aires, , Distrito Federal, Argentina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTravel - 1928 - Lisbon, , Lisboa, Portugal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Rio Tinto Mining Company - Abt 1928 - Huelva, , Andalucía, Spain Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Abt 1928 - Dover, , Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Vista Alegre I, Minas DE Rio Tinto - 1928 - Huelva, , Andalucía, Spain Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Abt Jan 1928 - Cyprus Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Mar 1928 - Seville, , Andalucía, Spain Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTravel - from Buenos Aires, , Distrito Federal, Argentina via Lisbon, , Lisboa, Portugal - 10 Jul 1928 - Southampton, , Hampshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 26 Snargate Street - 10 Jul 1928 - Dover, , Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Abt 1931 - Colombia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTravel - 1933 - Kingston, , , Jamaica Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTravel - 1933 - Santa Marta, , Arauca, Colombia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTravel - from Kingston, Jamaica via Santa Marta, Colombia - 20 Feb 1933 - Bristol, , Gloucestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Attorney and Mining Engineer for the Gold Coast Main Reef Ltd - 8 Feb 1935 - Liverpool, , Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTravel - 1936 - Takoradi, , , Ghana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTravel - from Takoradi - 14 Jun 1936 - Liverpool, , Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTravel - 1939 - Lagos, , Lagos, Nigeria Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTravel - 1939 - Takoradi, , , Ghana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTravel - from Lagos, , Lagos, Nigeria via Takoradi, , , Ghana - 9 Dec 1939 - Liverpool, , Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Buckland Hachury Ave - 9 Dec 1939 - Ramsgate, , Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTravel - 1944 - Freetown, , Western Area, Sierra Leone Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTravel - 1944 - Takoradi, , , Ghana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTravel - from Takoradi, Ghana via Freetown, , Western Area, Sierra Leone - 5 Jul 1944 - Liverpool, , Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - The British Government's Chief Inspector of Gold Mines, The Gold Coast (Ghana Africa) - - Ghana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Aft 1957 - Pakistan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Aft 1958 - Zambia Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    F. J. Ryeland Football 1920.jpg
    F. J. Ryeland Football 1920.jpg
    Francis John Ryeland 1919-1920.jpg
    Francis John Ryeland 1919-1920.jpg
    Francis John Ryeland.jpg
    Francis John Ryeland.jpg
    Francis John and Arthur Edwin Ryeland.jpg
    Francis John and Arthur Edwin Ryeland.jpg

  • Notes 
    • No. 57. MARCH, 1928. VOL. XVIII.

      HEAD MASTER'S NOTES

      Summet' Term, 1928.-The Summer Term will commence on Thursday, 3rd May, and end on Wednesday, 25th July, 1928.

      ...I was equally deligDted to be pleasantly surprised, one morning, by the arrival of a most handseme solid silver Challe':lge Cup from the brothers F. ]., F. G., and E. Ryeland-Capt. Ryeland's three sons, whose' careers at School we remember with the greatest pleasure. They were, as might have been expected, particularly interested in and devoted to the Royal Engirieers School Cadet Company, with whose progress and success they were closely connected as responsible non-commissioned officers. For such service we were much indebted to them, and now they have increased that debt to an extent and :in a manner difficult to repay. Their gift has been handed on to the School Cadet Company as a Cup for Shooting. The Rio Tinto Mining Company of Huelva, Spain, have secured the :services of the eldest brother, Francis John, to whom I have :bad the pleasure of writing, recently, a congratulatory message upon his marriage. I know he will be glad to hear from other .contemporaries at his address: Vista Alegre I, Minas de Rio Tinto, Huelva, SPain.


      1st CADET COY. C.P.(F.) R.E.

      Mention must also be made of three other ex-cadets in connection with the Ryeland Shooting Cup, a most handsome silver trophy which the. three brothers Ryeland, C.Q.M.S. F. J. Ryeland, Serjt. F. G. Ryeland and Serjt. E. Ryeland, have presented to the Corps for an inter-section musketry competition. The Corps is extremely grateful for this generous gift, and has done its best to show its gratitude by commencing to compete' a:t once for the Cqp. The scheme of the competition is as follows :-Each of the. sections will fire on its allotted day throughout the year, at the end of which each will hand in its six best individual targets, the trophy being awarded to the section with the highest aggregate. This competition has, indeed~ aroused such enthusiasm that ~e problem now is to pay for the ammunition used by our zealous, aspiring marksmen.

      Military [5]
    • (Medical):I cannot quite remember whether it was in Zambia or Malawi, but think Zambia. Sometime around late 50s early 60s he suffered a tragic accident whilst using explosives in the quarry and was paralysed from the waste down with no feeling in his legs. He then came to England with wife Mary to see if anything could be done. I visited him in Hammersmith hospital and met Mary.

      The treatment was unsuccessful and he returned to Africa. Not sure where or when he died but I think he sold up and pretty sure they have moved to South Africa. Mary certainly lived on in South Africa later and kept in contact with the occasional Christmas card etc. [9]

  • Sources 
    1. [S16] 1911 British Census.

    2. [S701] Roger Banfil & Dick Ryeland Family Tree, Roger Banfil & Dick Ryeland.

    3. [S179] John Ryeland Family Tree, John Ryeland Family Tree.

    4. [S68] Joan Alberta Ryeland, Joan Alberta Ryeland.

    5. [S255] Dover County School for Boys Archives, (URL: http://dovergrammar.co.uk/).

    6. [S635] UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960 - Ancestry, Ancestry.co.uk.

    7. [S58] British Newspapers 1710-1950, findmypast.co.uk.

    8. [S813] Dick Ryeland, Dick Ryeland, (Location: Email).

    9. [S110] David Ryeland, David Ryeland.

    10. [S5] Free BMD.

    11. [S4] Philip Ryeland Family Tree, Philip Ryeland.

    12. [S20] FamilySearch International Genealogical Index v5.0, (URL: http://www.familysearch.org).

    13. [S172] Arthur Edwin RYELAND and Mary Ann Elizabeth BANFILL Marriage Certificate, England and Wales. Registrar General., marriage certificate (Reliability: 3).


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