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||26th June, 1855
life span was 54 years*
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Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
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Carol Axton-Thompson on 7th November, 2012 wrote:
Tried and convicted of stealing sheep. 7 yr sentence. Transported on the ‘Cadet’ to Van Diemens Land.
Carol Axton-Thompson on 8th November, 2012 wrote:
Peter was tried and convicted at Monaghan, Ireland for stealing 11 sheep. Prior conviction for stealing boots. 7 yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemens Land on the ‘Cadet’ 1844.
Peter was aged 20 yrs; 5’ 3 1/2”;fresh complexion; sandy hair; brown eyes; farm labourer; single man; Roman Catholic.
Surgeon’s Report: bad but improving.
Station Gang: Broadmarsh, VDL.
Numerous offences of misconduct, absconding, disobedience of orders.
22/09/1848: Disobedience of orders.
23/09/1848: Larceny - recommended to be transferred to Norfolk Island. Arrived N.I. 15/11/1848. Disobedience and severe punishment continued there.
Returned to Van Diemens Land.
Peter Connolly ended up becoming a notorious bushranger, with John Whelan. June 1855 convicted of robbery under arms and sentenced to death.
26/06/1855 Executed, at Hobart. numerous articles in local newspapers.
Father: Terance; Brothers: Thomas, Phelan & Michael; Sister: Mary. All at native place of County Monaghan.
Convict Changes History
Carol Axton-Thompson on 7th November, 2012 made the following changes:
convicted at, term 7 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 1823, date of death 26th June, 1855, gender, occupation, crime
Carol Axton-Thompson on 8th November, 2012 made the following changes: