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Peter Callaghan

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Peter Callaghan
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1796
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 1837
Age: 41 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Ireland, Dublin City
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Surrey or Surry
Departure date: 14th July, 1816
Arrival date: 20th December, 1816
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 62 other convicts

References

Primary source: http://members.pcug.org.au Ireland, Prison Registers, 1790-1924; Dublin, Kilmainham 1815-1910
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Nell Murphy on 2nd December, 2015 wrote:

Peter Callaghan was convicted at Dublin City in 1815 and given a 7yr transportation sentence. To New South Wales, Australia on the ship “Surrey”.

Dianne Jones on 16th February, 2021 wrote:

Peter CALLAGHAN – per Surry 1 (2), born 1796, native place Dublin Co, was convicted of stealing cows. He was committed for trial at the Commission, Dublin, on 9 December 1815; was tried by Barons McCleland and George in December 1815, and sentenced to 7 years’ transportation. He was admitted to Kilmainham Gaol on 9 December 1815 (prisoner #2028), and was discharged from the jail on 16 May 1816 to be “sent on board the convict ship” (see Ireland, Prison Registers, 1790-1924; Dublin, Kilmainham 1815-1910).

Tony Beale on 27th April, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts’ Applications to Marry, 1826-1851 Granted 1826
Mary Garagan 25 Bond (7Yrs) per ship Woodman granted to marry Peter Callaghan 30 Free (7yrs) per ship Surry (2) Rev J J Therry Sydney

Tony Beale on 27th April, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930 for Peter Callaghan Entrance Book. Runaway from of Newcastle Sent to Port Macquarie for 3 years, per cutter ‘Sally’ 27/12/1821. Listed as coach spring maker.

1828 New South Wales, Australia Census (Australian Copy) for Peter Calaghan (NRS 1272) 1828 Census: Alphabetical Return Surnames A-C
Peter Calaghan 31 FS Surry 1816 7yrs cath Constable
Mary Calaghan (alias Garragan) 26 Woodman FS Woodman 1823 7yrs Cath
Michael Daniel Calaghan 1 1/2 BC
Ann Calaghan BC 2 months
Residing at George Street Sydney

The Sydney Monitor (NSW : 1828 - 1838) Mon 19 Jun 1837 Page 2
NEWS OF THE DAY.
MURDER - A dreadful’ murder committed near Cabramatta was discovered last week, under the following circumstances - A young lad; named Michael Callagan, about twelve year’s of age, had been missing since Sunday ;the last time
he had been seen was in the company of a man named John Keep, a prisoner assigned to Captain Weston,- in the neighbourhood of the place where the body was subsequently found. A few days afterwards, a man of the name of Hughes, on his way from Denham Court to Sir John Wylde’s Estate, having missed his way, strayed
into a rather thick part of the bush, and saw, what he at first conceived, was the mangled remains of a dead, sheep, but which, on a nearer inspection, proved to be the body of a boy, with marks of great violence on it : a stick covered with blood an air was lying near the body, and a quantity of blood was on the ground the trowsers were down, which, with other circumstances, tended to create a belief that unnatural violence had been used. In-
formation was immediately given to the Police, and the man Keep was taken into custody, A Coroner’s Inquest was held on the body on Friday, at the house-of Mr. Martin at Kemp’s Creek, Cabramatta, before Mr. Heywood, the Coroner of Parramatta; and it was proved in evidence that the deceased was last seen in the company of the prisoner, going in the direction of the place where the body was found. Keep,
admitted that the deceased accompanied him a part of his way home, which, was in quite a contrary direction from that in which they were seen.
The Jury returned a verdict of willful murder against John Keep, who was committed on the coroner’s warrant. It is supposed that he first committed an unnatural assault on the boy, and
afterwards murdered him to avoid detection.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 28th April, 2021 wrote:

1837 - New South Wales, Australia, Liverpool St Luke.
No; 671
Name; Peter Callagan
Abode; Louth Creek
When buried; 1837, 8 April
Age; About 45
Ship’s Name;—————
Quality or profession. Found drowned with every appearance of having been murdered - A Constable
By Whom Ceremony was preformed; Richard Taylor, M.A

Penny-Lyn Beale on 28th April, 2021 wrote:

BURIAL of Daughter;
New South Wales, Australia, Liverpool St Luke.
No; 688
Name; Catherine Callaghan
Abode; Liverpool Hospital
When buried; 1837, 2 Jun
Age; 3
Remarks; Accidently burnt. Daughter of the Late Constable Callaghan
By Whom Ceremony was preformed; James Guirther. ??Officiating Minister

BURIAL of Son;
New South Wales, Australia, Liverpool St Luke.
No; 691
Name; Michael Callagan
Abode; South Creek
When buried; 1837, 17 Jun
Age; 10
Remarks; Willfully murdered and horrid crime committed upon him - Son of the late constable Callagan
By Whom Ceremony was preformed; James Guirther. ?? Officiating Minister

Tony Beale on 28th April, 2021 wrote:

NSW BDMs

Deaths
CALLAGAN CATHERINE 2667/1837 V18372667 21 INFANT

CALLAGAN MICHAEL 2670/1837 V18372670 21 AGE 10

CALLAGAN PETER 2649/1837 V18372649 21 AGE 45

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 2nd December, 2015 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: http://members.pcug.org.au (prev. ), firstname: Peter, surname: Callaghan, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1796, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

Dianne Jones on 16th February, 2021 made the following changes:

source: http://members.pcug.org.au Ireland, Prison Registers, 1790-1924; Dublin, Kilmainham 1815-1910 (prev. http://members.pcug.org.au), crime

Penny-Lyn Beale on 28th April, 2021 made the following changes:

date of death: 1837 (prev. 0000)

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