Patrick Reardon (Riordon) b. c.1807 Ireland
My first ancester to arrive in Australia on the Reardon side was Patrick Reardon.
According to Peter Mayberry on Irish Convicts to New South Wales 1791 to 1835, Patrick a Ploughman and native of Tipperary was convicted of Manslaughter in 1831. He arrived in Sydney aboard the Norfolk (3) in 1832.
Patrick married Bridget Egan on 24th June 1841. Bridget is said to have followed her fiance Patrick from Tipperary as a free settler.
Patrick and Bridgets marriage certificate states that the ceremony took place in Campbell Town and that the two were from Bong Bong.
The convict inventory of the Norfolk list another Reardon as having been imprisoned onboard. That is a John Reardon also a Poughman from Tipperary who was sentanced on the same day as Patrick, receiving a conviction for life. I have always wondered if the two were brothers and of what became of John upon reaching Sydney.