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Patrick Clinch

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Patrick Clinch
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1827
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: -
Convicted at: Ireland, Longford
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Isabella
Departure date: August, 1823
Arrival date: 16th December, 1823
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 39 other convicts

References

Primary source: Colonial Secretary's Index Peter Mayberry, Irish convict Database
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Maureen Withey on 29th October, 2019 wrote:

Colonial Secretary Index:
CLINCH, Patrick. Per “Isabella”
1824 Mar 22 - Convict servant of Vickers Jacob. To be victualled from the Stores at Newcastle for six months (Reel 6012; 4/3510 p.565)
1825 Nov 14,19 - On lists of runaways; from Vickers Jacob at Newcastle (Reel 6015, 4/3515 p.615; Reel 6063, 4/1784 p.307a)
1825 Nov 23,26 - On return of prisoners tried before the Supreme Court of New South Wales (Fiche 3298; X727 pp.14, 15)
1825 Dec 7 - Convicted of burglary, larceny and putting in bodily fear; sentenced to death. On return of prisoners tried and sentenced by the Supreme Court (Fiche 3298; X730 p.27)

Irish Convict Database:
Patrick Clinch, Ship: Isabella 1 (3) (1823), tried 1823 at Longford Co. Sentence: Life,  Native place: Longford Co. trade – herdsman reaper, age 26.

SIXTY DOLLARS REWARD.
WHEREAS PATRICK REILEY, per Castle Forbes, PATRICK CLINCH,, per Isabella, and
LAURENCE CLEARY, per Mangles, Three Bonded Servants belonging to the Estate of V. JACOB, Esq. At Hunter’s River, after committing various Depredations, accompanied by Acts of Atrocity, effected their ESCAPE, a REWARD of TWENTY DOLLARS, per Man. is hereby offered for their Apprehension.  A. B. Spark.
Sydney Gazette, 21 July 1825.

Supreme Criminal Court, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23.  Before the Chief Justice.
John McDonnel, Aaron Price, Thomas Moss,  Lawrence Cleary, and Patrick Clinch, were indicted for a burglary and robbery in the house of Thomas White, at Wallis’s Plains, on the 5th of August last—Guilty. Remanded.
Sydney Gazette, 28 Nov 1825.

Supreme Criminal Court. Before the Chief Justice. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER, 26.
Michael Cassidy, Patrick Clinch, Laurence Cleary, Aaron Price, and James Innis, were indicted for a larceny and burglary in the house of Dr. Evans, at Hunter’s River, and stealing therefrom, a quantity of wearing apparel, and other articles, on the 20th of August last. The information contained two counts. The first count charged the prisoners with a larceny, and putting the prosecutor and his wife in bodily fear; and the second charged the burglary. The Jury found Cassidy, Clinch, Cleary, and Price, Guilty of the larceny.  - Innis, Not Guilty.
Sydney Gazette, 1 Dec 1825.

Supreme Criminal Court. Before the Chief Justice. Wednesday, December 9.
The following prisoners were brought up and received sentence:—
Thomas Ross, John McDonell, Aaron Price, Lawrence Cleary, and Patrick Clinch, convicted of a burglary and robbery in the house of Mr. Winder, at Wallis’s Plains, on the 24th of August last.—Death.
His Honor, in passing sentence, admonished the prisoners that there did not appear to him, from
the nature of the case on which they were found guilty, to be any circumstance which would induce him to recommend to His Honor the Acting Governor, a mitigation in the sentence of the law.
Sydney Gazette, 8 Dec 1825.

It appears that the sentence was commuted and Patrick Clinch was sent to Norfolk Island, and in October 1827, Patrick Clinch was involved in a mutinous plan.  The Colonial Secretary’s Correspondence with Norfolk Island includes the following:
Affidavit of John Bunn, overseer in charge of work gang, re attempt on Commandant’s life
Report by prisoner McDonnell that Patrick Clinch had gone into the bush on way back to
Kingston from Longridge Farm
“Sworn before me at Norfolk Island this 20th day of October 1827
Signed T E Wright JP, Commandant”
[“A No.2” on p 24]

Affidavit of Thomas Moss re attack on Commandant – working under overseer Thomas Bunn at Longridge Farm – Patrick Clinch had tried to spear overseer
“Sworn before us at Norfolk Island this 19th day of October 1827
Signed T E Wright JP, Charles Cox JP”
[“C No.3” on p.26]

Affidavit of James Largy, wardsman at Hospital re attack on Commandant – Patrick Clinch came to hospital looking for patient John Gorman
“Sworn before us on Norfolk Island this 21st day of October 1827
Signed T E Wright JP, Charles Cox JP”
[“D No.1” on p.28]

Affidavit of John Gorman, patient in hospital, re attack on Commandant - feared Patrick Clinch came to hospital to murder him
“Sworn before us on Norfolk Island this 21st day of October 1827
Signed T E Wright JP, Charles Cox JP”
[“D No.2” on p.30]

Affidavit of John McDonnell re mutiny amongst prisoners – outlines plot to attack Commandant
on road to Longridge Farm – mentions plan by Patrick Clinch, William Hennissy, William
Harison, Laurence Cleary, James Callaghan, Michael Keily, Friday Angel, Patrick Flannigan,
James Flannigan, George Bulcock, William Curtain, Timothy Duffy and many others
“Sworn before us at Norfolk Island this 18th day of October 1827
Signed T Wright JP, Charles Cox JP”
[“B No.2” on p.34]

Affidavit of John Bunn, overseer re attack on him at Longridge Farm by Patrick Clinch –
mentions prisoners Thomas Moss, George Watkins & Patrick Cleary
“Sworn before us on Norfolk Island this 19th day of October 1827
Signed T E Wright JP, Charles Cox JP”
[“C No.1” on p.35]

Affidavit of George Watkins re attack by Patrick Clinch on John Bunn, overseer at Longridge
Farm – mentions Cleary
“Sworn before us on Norfolk Island this 19th day of October 1827
Signed T E Wright JP, Charles Cox JP”
[“C No.2” on p.37]
Affidavit of Thomas Wright re attempt on his life on road to Longridge Farm by Patrick Clinch –
gives details.
“Sworn before me at Norfolk Island this 18th day of October 1827

Affidavit of Laurence Cleary re attempt on life of Commandant – conspiracy to take the
Settlement & the Brig when it arrived – outlines plot
Mentions Lieut Cox
“Sworn before us at Norfolk Island this 19th day of November 1827
Signed T E Wright JP, Charles Cox JP”
[“A No.3” on p.45]

Letter re mutiny [Ref 27/9524 in margin] – gives details & refers to enclosed Affidavits
Details capture of Clinch & his death
Mentions ringleader Cleary in cells & affidavit – measures taken to strengthen stockade etc. &

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 29th October, 2019 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: Colonial Secretary's Index Peter Mayberry, Irish convict Database (prev. ), firstname: Patrick, surname: Clinch, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of death: 1827, gender: m, oc

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