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Penny-Lyn Beale on 2nd March, 2021 wrote of Edward Fitzgerald:

Returned to Ireland.

Transported again. Refer New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents. Hero - 1835
Indent No; 64
Name; Edward Fitzgerald

Remarks; CAME BEFORE; Per Ship; Castle Forbes, in 1820. Returned home free, as steward of the Sulphur Bomb.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 2nd March, 2021 wrote of Edward Fitzgerald:

Age; 20
Trade; Clerk and Theatrical Performer
Height; 5 ft. 4 1/2 in
Complexion;  Florid
Hair; Lt. Brown
Eyes; Hazel

Penny-Lyn Beale on 2nd March, 2021 wrote of James Mckeon:

1839 - 12 Dec. Ticket of Leave 39/2284

Penny-Lyn Beale on 2nd March, 2021 wrote of James Mckeon:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents. Hero - 1835
Indent No; 61
Name; James McKeon
Age; 40 [1795]
Catholic, Married, 3 male and 3 female children
Native Place; Dublin
Trade or calling; Town Labourer, seaman
Trial where & Date; Stealing Boots - Dublin - City - 4 Nov 1834
Sentence; 7 years
Height; 5 ft. 1 3/4 in
Eyes; Brown
Hair; Brown mixed with grey
Completion; Dark Ruddy and a little pock pitted
Remarks; CAME BEFORE; Per ship; John Barry 1821. 7 years as James McGrath, served his time and returned home

Penny-Lyn Beale on 2nd March, 2021 wrote of James Mcgrath:

Returned to Ireland

Transported again. Under the name of James McKeon.
Refer;- New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents. Hero - 1835
Indent No; 61
Name; James McKeon
Remarks; CAME BEFORE; Per ship; John Barry 1821. 7 years as James McGrath, served his time and returned home

Penny-Lyn Beale on 2nd March, 2021 wrote of James Mcgrath:

Certificate of Freedom - 47/5949
Name; James McGrath
Trial; Dublin City. January 1820. 7 years
Trade; Shop man
Age; 34. [1794/5]
Remarks; Was sent to Port Macquarie 19 March 1824 for 3 years for Cart Robbery

Penny-Lyn Beale on 2nd March, 2021 wrote of Joseph Fenigan:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents. Hero - 1835 & Lady Franklin
Indent No; 50. [35 - 1855]
Name; Joseph Fenigan
Age; 18 [1817]
Catholic, Single
Native Place; Dublin
Trade or calling; Painter’s boy
Trial where & Date; Stealing handkerchiefs - Dublin City - 3 Oct 183?
Sentence; 7 years, 7 months previous
Height; 5 ft. 0 3/4 in in
Eyes; Brown
Hair; Brown, Dark
Completion; Dark Sallow
Remarks; Arrived in Van Diemen’s Land 26 Nov 1845. Tried at Campbelltown Quarter Sessions - 17 Jan 1840. Received a Life sentence. Norfolk Island

Tasmanian Convictions ;-
1846 - 7 July - Absent with out leave. 2 Months hard Labor
1848 - Mar. Drunk. 2 Months hard Labor
1849 - Jan 23. Ticker of Leave
1850 - 20 Sep. Larceny under £5. 18 months hard labour in chains
1850 - 26 Oct. Ticket of Leave. Evoked
1867 - Jan 8. Absconding in 1851. 1 months hard labour
1868 - C. P. 68/2
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Penny-Lyn Beale on 2nd March, 2021 wrote of John Neill:

BROTHER; Patrick Neill. Age; 19. Arrived per Ship; Hero - 1835.
Refer Indent No; 34.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 2nd March, 2021 wrote of John Neill:

Indent No; 51.
Certificate of Freedom; C41/992.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 2nd March, 2021 wrote of Patrick Neill:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents. Hero - 1835
Indent No; 34
Name; Patrick Neill
Age; 19
Catholic, Single
Native Place; Dublin
Trade or calling; Farm Labourer
Trial where & Date; Stealing money - Dublin - 16 June 1834
Sentence; 7 years
Height; 5 ft. 7 1/2 in
Eyes; Grey
Hair; Brown, Light.
Completion; Ruddy and freckled
Remarks; BROTHER; John Neill, per Royal Admiral, 1835

1839 - Ticket of Leave; 39/2068.

1841 - Certificate of Freedom; 41/1253
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Penny-Lyn Beale on 2nd March, 2021 wrote of Dennis Headon:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents. Hero - 1835
Indent No; 17
Name; Dennis Headon
Age; 27
Catholic, Married, 1 female child
Native Place; Carlow
Trade or calling; Farm Labourer
Trial where & Date; 21 Oct 1834 - Carlow - Stealing sheets
Sentence; 7 years
Height; 5 ft. 4 1/2 in
Eyes; Grey
Hair; Brown
Completion; Dark and Pock-pitted
Remarks; WIFE; Mary Headon convicted at same time, supposed to be in Neva, Lost.

[Second voyage [1835] transporting convicts to Australia ended in a disaster, being shipwrecked near King Island, Tasmania (Van Diemen’s Land) in 1835.
It is recorded that only 15 survived, 6 being Irish female convict women and several crew including Capt. Peck. They were transported to Launceston. On board were also several free passengers and children. A total of 224 lives lost and one of the worst ship wrecks in history]

1840 - Ticket of Leave; 40/277.

1842 - Certificate of Freedom. 42/1548
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Penny-Lyn Beale on 2nd March, 2021 wrote of Mary Headon:

Refer Indent of Husband;
New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents. Hero - 1835
Indent No; 17
Name; Dennis Headon
Age; 27
Catholic, Married, 1 female child
Remarks; WIFE; Mary Headon convicted at same time, supposed to be in Neva, Lost.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 2nd March, 2021 wrote of William Moran:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents. Hero - 1835
Indent No; 9
Name; William Moran
Age; 30
Catholic, Married - 2 female children
Native Place; Roscommon
Trade or calling; Labourer
Trial where & Date; Base coin - Antrim - 24 July 1834.
Sentence; 7 years
Height; 5 ft. 0 in
Eyes; Hazel
Hair; Brown & thin
Completion; Ruddy
Remarks; BROTHER; Patrick Moran, 10 - 12 years ago

1840 - Ticket of Leave. 40/171

1842 - Certificate of Freedom - 42/1062

Penny-Lyn Beale on 2nd March, 2021 wrote of George Stephenson:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents. Hero - 1835

Indent No; 1
Name; George Stephenson
Age; 28
Read & write, Protestant, Married - 1 male and 1 female child
Native Place; Co Antrim
Trade or calling; Farm servant, gardener’s Labourer
Trial where & Date; Stolen Goods - Antrim - March 1834
Sentence; 7 years
Remarks; BROTHER IN LAW, Higgison Egan, 2 1/2 years ago

1840 -  Ticket of Leave. 40/2503.
1843 - Certificte of Freedom. 43/1908

Penny-Lyn Beale on 2nd March, 2021 wrote of John Woodsides:

1837 - Convict Musters. Age; 40.

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Death Register,
Name: John Woodsides. Date of Death: 1 Oct 1841. Ship; Hero
District: Goulburn Snowy River.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 2nd March, 2021 wrote of John Woodsides:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents. Hero - 1835
Indent No; 201
Name; John Woodsides
Age; 40 [1795]
Read 7 write, Protestant,  Single
Native Place; Co. Down
Trade or calling; Soldier - Desertion
Trial where & Date; Cork Court-martial - 6 Aug 1834.
Sentence; 14 years, previous 300 lasher
Height; 5 ft. 7 1/2 in
Eyes; Grey
Hair; Light
Completion; Sallow
Remarks; DEAD. Died in the service of Capt. ?? 1841 {Goulburn}

Penny-Lyn Beale on 2nd March, 2021 wrote of William Ryan:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents. Hero - 1835
Indent No; 155
Name; William Ryan
No Details
Remarks; RELANDED

Penny-Lyn Beale on 2nd March, 2021 wrote of William Ryan:

Warrants of the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland
Indent No; 155
Offence; Stealing a mare
Date of Trial - Tipperary. Summer Assizes 1833. Sentence; Life.
Age; 19 [1816]
Height; 5 ft. 7 in
Complexion;  Sallow
Hair; Brown
Eyes; Grey

Penny-Lyn Beale on 2nd March, 2021 wrote of James Heath:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Death Register,
Name: James Heath. Age:  23
Date of Death: 20 Jun 1839
District: Parramatta General Hospital

Penny-Lyn Beale on 2nd March, 2021 wrote of James Heath:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents. Hero - 1835
Indent No; 146
Name; James Heath
Age; 21
Catholic, Single
Native Place; Limerick
Trade or calling; Farmer’s Labourer
Trial where & Date; Stealing Silks - Limerick City - 30 April 1834
Sentence; 7 years, 3 months previous
Height; 5 ft. 3 in
Eyes; Blue and inflamed
Hair; Brown, Dark
Completion; Ruddy
Remarks; DEAD; 1839

Penny-Lyn Beale on 2nd March, 2021 wrote of John Whelan:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Death Register,
Name: John Whelan. Age: 26. Ship; Hero.
Date of Death: 19 Mar 1839
District: Goulburn Hospital

Penny-Lyn Beale on 2nd March, 2021 wrote of John Whelan:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents. Hero - 1835
Indent No; 135
Name; John Whelan
Age; 24 [1811]
Catholic, Single, Reads,
Native Place; Waterford
Trade or calling; Farm Labourer & fisherman
Trial where & Date; Coining - Limerick City - 4 March 1834.
Sentence; 7 years
Height; 5 ft. 7 3/4 in
Eyes; Hazel
Hair; Brown
Completion; Brown
Remarks; DIED

Penny-Lyn Beale on 2nd March, 2021 wrote of Patrick Fannin:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents. Hero - 1835
Indent No; 122
Name; Patrick Fannin
No Details
Remarks; DIED; in General Hospital 18 Sept 1835.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 2nd March, 2021 wrote of Patrick Fannin:

Warrants of the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland
Indent No; 122
Offence; Burgulary and robbery in a house
Date of Trial - Kilkenny City. March 1834.
Age; 20 [1815]
Height; 5 ft. 6 in
Complexion;  Swarthy
Hair; Dark
Eyes; Grey

Penny-Lyn Beale on 2nd March, 2021 wrote of John Tobin:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents. Hero - 1835
Indent No; 116
Name; John Tobin
No Details
Remarks; DIED at King George’s Sound, 6 Aug 1835

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