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Denis Brennan

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Denis Brennan
Aliases: Dennis
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1789
Occupation: Soldier
Date of Death: 8th December, 1824
Age: 35 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 Life

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Ireland, Kilkenny
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Isabella
Departure date: August, 1823
Arrival date: 16th December, 1823
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 81 other convicts


Primary source: http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/convicts.htm
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Community Contributions

D Wong on 17th February, 2018 wrote:

Denis Brennan was one of the 5 ringleaders of a mutiny that was planned to take part on the voyage.
All 5 were transported to Port Macquarie for the remainder of their sentences.

Occupation: Soldier/coal miner.  Left arm lost below the elbow.

Colonial Secretary Papers:
BRENNAN, Denis. Per “Isabella”, 1823

1823 Dec 17:  Re planned mutiny on “Isabella” (Reel 6057; 4/1766 p.227)

1823 Dec 24:  On lists of prisoners transported to Port Macquarie per “Sally” (Reel 6019; 4/3864 pp.99, 458-9)

8/12/1824: (Burial Date) - Denis died at Port Macquarie.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 9th January, 2021 wrote:

Warrants of the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland
Indent No; 138
Offence; Injuring property
Date of Trial - Spring assizes 1823
Age; 32
Height; 5 ft. 11
Complexion;  Fair
Hair; Lt Brown
Eyes; Brown

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 17th February, 2018 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/convicts.htm (prev. ), firstname: Denis, surname: Brennan, alias1: Dennis, alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1789, date of death: 8th December, 1824, gender: m, occ

Penny-Lyn Beale on 9th January, 2021 made the following changes:


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