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Barney Chaney

Barney Chaney, one of 170 convicts transported on the Malabar, 14 June 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Barney Chaney
Aliases: Barnabas Chaney, Barnet Chaney, Clancey
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1802
Occupation: Butcher
Date of Death: 16th April, 1858
Age: 56 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Horse theft
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Malabar
Departure date: 14th June, 1819
Arrival date: 30th October, 1819
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 171 other convicts


Primary source: 1828 Census NSW
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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Anonymous on 4th April, 2012 wrote:

Death Sentence - commuted to Transportation for Life on recommendation to the court. Details provided in the Old Bailey Online. Indicted for stealing 2nd October at Hillingdon a gelding the property of Thomas Mulcock, a butcher. Mulcock was his employer. Chaney’s age is given as 19. His name is rendered in the transcript as Barnet Chaney.
Barney Chaney died in Sydney in 1858 - his name is rendered as Barnabas Chaney on the death certificate. The reference from the NSW BDM is 1288/1858. Barney Chaney continued to work as a butcher in Cumberland Street in the Rocks in Sydney, NSW.

Megan Butel on 2nd April, 2019 wrote:

Married Jane Flannery. Had 4 children - Mary, Annie, Robert and Jane.

D Wong on 3rd April, 2019 wrote:

Listed as Barney Clancy on Ancestry Convict Indents. Chaney on all other records.

Barney was 20 years old on arrival.
Native Place: London.

Barney was 5’5” tall, fair ruddy complexion, black hair, dark eyes.

24/3/1829: TOL Evan Bench.
On his TOL Barney was described as:
Born 1802, 5’6” tall, dark complexion, black hair, hazel eyes, a butcher.

1835: TOL Sydney.

20/7/1837: Recommended for a CP
Barney was 35 years old.

25/2/1837: CP.

19/4/1858 Empire, Sydney:
On the 16th instant, at Cumberland-street, Barney Chaney, butcher, aged 62 years.

Megan Butel on 17th May, 2019 wrote:

Appears as Barney China (sic) in the census in the employment of Sir John Jamieson at Kings Plain. He is working as a butcher.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 4th April, 2012 made the following changes:

gender m

Megan Butel on 16th June, 2017 made the following changes:

source: https://www.oldbaileyonline.org/browse.jsp?id=t18181028-10&div=t18181028-10&terms=chaney#highlight (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 180), alias1: Barnabas Chaney, alias2: Barnet

D Wong on 3rd April, 2019 made the following changes:

alias3: Clancey, date of birth: 1802 (prev. 0000), date of death: 16th April, 1858 (prev. 1858)

Megan Butel on 17th May, 2019 made the following changes:

source: 1828 Census NSW (prev. https://www.oldbaileyonline.org/browse.jsp?id=t18181028-10&div=t18181028-10&terms=chaney#highlight)

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