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Thomas Beaghan

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Beaghan
Aliases: Beahan, Behan, Beehan
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1804
Occupation: Weaver
Date of Death: 1856
Age: 52 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Ireland, Dublin City
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Medina
Departure date: 5th September, 1823
Arrival date: 29th December, 1823
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 177 other convicts

References

Primary source: http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/convicts.htm SRNSW - Convict Ship Indents "Medina"; Certificate of Freedom no 30/359 dated 31 May 1830. Warrants of the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland for 'Medina'
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D Wong on 7th February, 2016 wrote:

There are two Thomas Beaghan’s arriving per Medina 1823 – I originally thought this was a duplication, however, there are also two listed on the NSW Gov. Convict Records, both were tried at Dublin City, both sentenced to 7 years, one a silk dyer, born 1805, one a weaver born 1804.

There are also two COF’s one on 31/5/1830 and one on 29/7/1830 – cannot tell which is which.

This Thomas Beaghan was 19 years old on arrival in NSW.  His father, Patrick (Archduke Charles 1812) was already here and eventually Thomas was living with his father at Windsor.

1828 Census: 23, Medina, 1822, 7 years, Catholic, government servant, employed by Patrick Bahan at Evan

30/10/1829: Listed as Thomas Bane - Married Esther Bunn (1804-1861) in Sydney – Esther was previously married to James Levers who died in 1829, she had 5 children with James and 6 more children with Thomas.

1856: Thomas died aged 51.

D Wong on 7th February, 2016 wrote:

29/7/1830: Certificate of Freedom No. 30/0553

Robin Sharkey on 8th February, 2016 wrote:

Thomas Beahan the Weaver was recorded as being 19 years - one year older than the other “Medina” Thomas Beahan, the Silk Dyer. 

HOWEVER, this slightly older weaver was NOT THE SON of Patrick Beahan the convict already in NSW.  It is the younger silk dyer aged 18 who was the son of Patrick Beaghan and who married Esther ( nee Burn); not this slightly older weaver.

This Thomas the weaver was described consistently on the “Medina” indent prepared before the ship left Ireland, on the Sydney Muster on arrival, and on his Certificate of Freedom dated 31 May 1830 number 30/359.

The indent stated as follows:
* Tried 31 May 1823 at Dublin City,
* Weaver aged 19
* 5ft 4 &1/4 inches tall
* Brown hair and grey eyes and pale pockpitted.

The “Muster of 176 male convicts arrived in Sydney Cove on Monday 29th day of December 1823 on board the transport ship “Medina” … … and held onboard the said Ship on Friday the 2nd January 1824” stated the same details, and additionally:
Where assigned: “this lad went to Liverpool for distribution by [illegible] “

Certificate of Freedom dated 31 May 1830 number 40/359 also stated the same details of trial on 31 May 1823, brown hair, grey eyes, and being pock marked. However it recorded the year of birth as 1805, whereas it would have been 1804 based on indent information, and on his being one year older than Thomas the silk dyer. It also recorded this Thomas as being 5ft 6 inches, not 5ft 4 as on the indents …  But the other Thomas’ Certificate of Freedom recorded him as also being 2 inches taller, at 5ft 8” instead of the 5ft 6 recorded on the indent and Muster. So the height differential between the two was maintained.

The other 18 year old silk dyer Thomas Beahan had flaxen hair and light blue eyes, so he was fairer than the weaver and, as indicated, he was two inches taller at 5ft 6 &3/4 inches.

Both men got their Certificate of Freedom in 1830. However the other Thomas the silk dyer got his a few months later on 29 July 1830 number 30/553.  The Tasmanian convict records for the Thomas Beahan who was sentenced to ten years internal transportation in 1842 and sent to Tasmania, record that that man’s Certificate of Freedom was number 30/553 dated 29 July 1830 (the silk dyer’s), that his wife’s name was Esther and his sister Alicia (the silk dyer’s wife * sister) and that he had blue eyes and was 5ft 6” tall (the silk dyer).

1828 Census - Thomas Beahan the 19 yr old weaver is not recorded in the Census, only the other Thomas Beahan was recorded, then living his father Patrick.

Robin Sharkey on 8th February, 2016 wrote:

Certificate of Freedom dated 31 May 1830 number 30/359 (not 40/359, typo).

Robin Sharkey on 8th February, 2016 wrote:

CRIME
Per Warrants of the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland for ‘Medina’:
This records the crime of the shorter Thomas Beahan (stated to be 5ft 3” on the warrants whereas the other one is at 5ft 7”). Crime said to be “FELONY CORDUROY”.
Therefore this Thomas Beahan stole some corduroy (cloth)

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 7th February, 2016 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/convicts.htm (prev. ), firstname: Thomas, surname: Beaghan, alias1: Bane, alias2: Behan, alias3: Beehan, alias4: , date of birth: 1804, date of death: 1856, gender: m, occupati

Robin Sharkey on 8th February, 2016 made the following changes:

source: http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/convicts.htm SRNSW - Convict Ship Indents "Medina"; Certificate of Freedom no 30/359 dated 31 May 1830. (prev. http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/convicts.htm), alias1: Beahan (prev. Bane)

Robin Sharkey on 8th February, 2016 made the following changes:

source: http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/convicts.htm SRNSW - Convict Ship Indents "Medina"; Certificate of Freedom no 30/359 dated 31 May 1830. Warrants of the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland for 'Medina' (prev. http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/convicts.ht

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