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Peter Connolly

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Peter Connolly
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1823
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 26th June, 1855
Age: 32 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: MONAGHAN,IRE
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Cadet
Departure date: 9th April, 1844
Arrival date: 24th August, 1844
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON33-1-58,178,21,L,80. Newspaper articles http://trove.nla.gov.au
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Community Contributions

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:


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