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John Brennan

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Brennan
Aliases: Brennen
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Farmer & ploughman
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 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Ireland, Westmeath
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: British Sovereign
Departure date: 16th December, 1840
Arrival date: 17th March, 1841
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 24 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - linctas
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 13th January, 2017 wrote:

John BRENNAN was convicted at Westmeath, Ireland on 2 July 1840 for stealing hay. 7yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ‘British Sovereign’ arriving 17 March 1841.

Aged 47yrs; married; farm labourer/ploughman/shepherd; 5’5”; Roman Catholic; can read & write.
Native Place: Westmeath, Ireland.

12mths Probation Period in Colony.
1842: Noted as “remarkably good and quiet”. Very good at sawing timber.
20 Feb 1844, at Sorell: insubordination. Term of sentence extended 1 yr and Probation term by 6mths. Sent to Jerusalem (mid-lands Tasmania).
21 Sept 1844: Ticket of Leave granted.
1846: at Green Ponds.
21 Sept 1847: Conditional Pardon approved.
7 Sept 1852: Free Certificate

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 13th January, 2017 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - linctas (prev. ), firstname: John, surname: Brennan, alias1: Brennen, alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

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