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Sentenced to 7 years
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D Wong on 22nd September, 2014 wrote:
Thomas Callaghan was 27 years old on arrival and his native place was Meath.
No crime listed.
CALLAGHAN, Thomas. Per “Surrey”, 1816
1816 Dec 26: On list of convicts disembarked from the “Surrey” and forwarded to Windsor for distribution (Reel 6005; 4/3495 p.410)
Thomas returned to Ireland per ‘Countess of Harcourt’ in 1823 – whether he had permission or absconded not found.
Then returned as a convict under the name of Thomas McGuiness per ‘Phoenix’ 1826 for ‘stealing a horse’ and sentenced to Life.
His entry record states he was then Born 1781, aged 50, 5’2” tall, sallow complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes, RC, married with 2 children and his occupation was a Labourer.
1830: Thomas died at Moreton Bay.
Dianne Jones on 16th February, 2021 wrote:
Thomas CALLAGHAN, 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 #2029), 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).
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 22nd September, 2014 made the following changes:
convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/convicts.htm (prev. ), firstname: Thomas, surname: Callaghan, alias1: Mcguiness, alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1789, date of death: 1830, gender: m, occupation,
Dianne Jones on 16th February, 2021 made the following changes:
Ireland, Prison Registers, 1790-1924; Dublin, Kilmainham 1815-1910 (prev. http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/convicts.htm), crime