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John Brennan

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Brennan
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1824
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Beastiality
Convicted at: Hong Kong Court Martial
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Osprey
Departure date: 0000
Arrival date: -
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 9 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON37-1-2,292,112,L,80
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Community Contributions

Carol Axton-Thompson on 21st February, 2013 wrote:

John Brennan was convicted in Hong Kong on 02/10/1844 whilst serving as a Police Officer in the 55th Regiment (3yrs). Life Sentence.

Transported on a non-convict ship - the ‘Osprey’ arriving 26/01/1845.

Roman Catholic; not literate; 5’4 1/2”; 21yrs of age; dk brown hair; dk brown eyes; dark complexion; scars; single man.

Native Place: Roscommon, Ireland.

Station Gang: Norfolk Island, 4yrs.
Transferred to Van Diemens Land per ‘Lady Franklin’ 06/08/1847.
To be sent to Cascades, Hobart, to complete N.I. probation & to be kept separate.

Numerous records of misconduct and punishments.

Assignments included: Lymington, St. Peter’s Pass, Cascades, Archer at Longford, Fingal.

14/09/1853: Ticket of Leave granted.

Carol Axton-Thompson on 2nd March, 2013 wrote:

01/09/1856: Longford, VDL: misconduct. 14 days hard labour.

Conditional Pardon 29/09/1859

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 21st February, 2013 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 99 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 1824, date of death 0000, gender, occupation, crime

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