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life span was 61 years*
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Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Hong Kong Court Martial
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 9 other convicts
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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