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Richard Brennan

Richard Brennan, one of 300 convicts transported on the Lady Palmira [Palmyra], 04 March 1846

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Brennan
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Surrey. Newington Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Palmyra
Departure date: 4th March, 1846
Arrival date: 22nd August, 1846
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 310 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 46
Source description: 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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Jo Darbyshire on 11th November, 2012 wrote:

A search has been made in the Process Book for 22 Aug 1843
-22 Oct 1849 (ref: QS3/5/17) for James Markwell and the following
information has been found:

Michaelmas Adjourned Session, 20th October 1845

327 – James Markwell, late of Newington, labourer, for larceny
on trail found Guilty, 7 years transportation

I also checked the Indictments for 1845 (ref: QS2/7/1845) and found the following information:

The jurors for our Lady the Queen upon their Oath present, That James Markwell, late of the Parish of Saint Giles Camberwell in the county of Surrey, labourer, on the nineteenth day of September in the ninth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lady Victoria by the Grace of God Queen of the United Kingdom and Ireland Defender of the Faith with Force and Arms at the Parish aforesaid in the County aforesaid:
one toast rack of the value of one pound, one pair of sugar tongs of the value of fifteen shillings, one sugar basin of the value of five shillings, one wine strainer of the value of five shillings, three decanters and stands of the value of five shillings of the goods and chattels of Richard Thomas then and there being found feloniously did steal take and carry away against the peace of our aforesaid Lady the Queen her Crown and Dignity.
Guilty – seven years transportation
James Markwell was found guilty for this crime along with several others:
Edwards Lyons, Thomas Newman, Richard Brennan and Richard Kirby.

James Markwell was my great great grandfather. He was 13 at the time this crime was committed by the gang. He did not come to Australia (Perth Minden in 1851) when convicted of larceny again
Jo Darbyshire-jodarbyshire@gmail.com 11.11.2012

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Jo Darbyshire on 11th November, 2012 made the following changes:


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