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John McCabe, one of 250 convicts transported on the William Hammond, 03 January 1856
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||17th July, 1876
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/18, Page Number 173 (88)
||This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.
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Rob Garton-Smith on 10th September, 2017 wrote:
In 1894, John McCabe was convicted of blowing up the Catholic Presbytery in York, Western Australia and the attempted murder of Father Gibney. He was seeking revenge because Father Gibney had permitted Nora Cronin to enter the Mercy order, thereby avoiding marrying McCabe.
D Wong on 10th September, 2017 wrote:
**The contribution above does not relate to this man - the John McCabe mentioned was listed as a young Irish man and by the date of the bombing, Stephen bell had already died**.
Listed as Stephen Bell ALIAS John McCabe on arrival in WA.
Stephen Bell was 19 years old when transported for ‘Stealing a brace of pistols’.
Stephen was single, 5’3” tall, dark brown hair, hazel eyes, round face, fresh complexion, stout bild, scar right eyebrow.
17/7/1876: Stephen died at Toodyay, WA. Listed on the WA BDM as Stephen Bell, aged 42.
Convict Changes History
Rob Garton-Smith on 10th September, 2017 made the following changes:
surname: Mccabe (prev. McCabe)
D Wong on 10th September, 2017 made the following changes:
firstname: Stephen (prev. John), surname: Bell (prev. Mccabe), alias1: John Mccabe, date of birth: 1834 (prev. 0000), date of death: 17th July, 1876 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime