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||5th August, 1868
life span was 61 years*
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Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 15 years
||Tasmanian Archives - convict records
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Nell Murphy on 13th December, 2016 wrote:
John CLAFFY was convicted at Westmeath, Ireland on 19 July 1842 for Burglary - housebreaking and stealing silver. 15yr transportation sentence. (Two others also convicted and transported) Gaol Report: well conducted in prison. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘North Briton’ arriving 4 April 1843.
Married man - wife Hannah, 5 children.
Aged 46yrs; labourer; can read & write a little; Roman Catholic.
Native place - Westmeath, Ireland.
Brother Teddy, in America
Sisters - Bridget & Mary, at native place
3 yr Probation Period in the Colony.
Assigned to work services.
15 May 1849: Ticket of Leave granted.
12 Aug 1859: Conditional Pardon approved
6 Aug 1868: Death of John Claffey, at Deloraine, Tasmania. Aged 66 yrs, labourer. Natural decay. (ref. 35/1/37 no. 93)
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 13th December, 2016 made the following changes:
convicted at, term: 15 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - convict records (prev. ), firstname: John, surname: Claffy, alias1: Claffey, alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1799, date of death: 5th August, 1868, gender: m, occupation, crim