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Richard Clancy

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Clancy
Aliases: Clancey
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1793
Occupation: Butcher
Date of Death: 4th May, 1853
Age: 60 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Receiving stolen property
Convicted at: Limerick
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: British Sovereign
Departure date: 16th December, 1840
Arrival date: 17th March, 1841
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 21 other convicts


Primary source: Founders and Survivors
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Community Contributions

D Wong on 10th February, 2016 wrote:

Richard Clancey was 47 years old on arrival in VDL and was transported for ‘receiving a stolen sheep.

Richard was 5’4 1/4” tall, fresh complexion, grey hair, brown thin whiskers, blue eyes, native place: Limerick.

21/9/1844: TOL
25/8/1846: CP
2/11/1847: Certificate of Freedom.

6/11/1849: Application for free passage to bring out his family - refused.

1849: Wife Alice (Ally) and 8 children arrived per ‘William Jardine”.

4/5/1853: Richard died of ‘Decline’ aged 55, at Launceston - Informant was his son, George Clancey of Sandhills.

Richard was buried at the RC Cemetery, Connaught Crescent, Launceston.

Alice died 2/12/1884 aged 83 and was buried with Richard.

Convict Changes History

Elizabeth Hall on 9th February, 2016 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Founders and Survivors (prev. ), firstname: Richard, surname: Clancy, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1793, date of death: 1853, gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 10th February, 2016 made the following changes:

alias1: Clancey, date of death: 4th May, 1853 (prev. 1853)

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