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James Riley
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Date of Birth: 27 October 1777

Place of Birth: Middletown, Connecticut

Date of Death: 13 March 1840

Place of Death: At sea, en route to St Thomas


James Riley was born into a poor Connecticut farming family during the American Revolution. He went to sea when he was 15 and sailed throughout the Americas until war broke out between Britain and the United States in 1812. Failing to secure a naval com…

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Larson, Ian, “James Riley”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <>

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