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Denis Byrne

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Denis Byrne
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1821
Occupation: Farm boy, labourer, selector
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Street robbery
Convicted at: Ireland, Westmeath
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Waterloo
Departure date: 21st May, 1836
Arrival date: 6th September, 1836
Place of arrival New South Wales [Port Phillip]
Passenger manifest Travelled with 218 other convicts


Primary source: Australia Convict Printed Indentures.
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Community Contributions

Wendy Smith on 2nd September, 2020 wrote:

The Printed Convict Indentures state that Denis Bryne was 15 years old.  He could neither read nor write; religion Roman Catholic; status single and a native of County Westmeath.  He was a farm boy.  Denis was convicted of street robbery at Westmeath on 1 March 1836 and sentenced to life.  He had one prior conviction and served 4 weeks.  Physical attributes: Height - 4 feet 11 1/4 inches; complexion ruddy and freckled; hair brown and eyes hazel.  Transport number 184.  Prisoner number 36-1987.
Received ticket of leave in 1846 (number 46/121).
Please note that there is no separate code entry for farm boy.  The current code for farm boy includes the terms labourer and selector.

Wendy Smith on 26th October, 2020 wrote:

Correction of Surname from Bryne to Byrne.

Convict Changes History

Wendy Smith on 2nd September, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: Australia Convict Printed Indentures. (prev. ), firstname: Denis, surname: Bryne, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1821, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

Wendy Smith on 26th October, 2020 made the following changes:

surname: Byrne (prev. Bryne)

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