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Thomas Connolly

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Connolly
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1802
Occupation: Carpenter
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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: Manslaughter
Convicted at: Ireland, Tipperary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Waterloo
Departure date: 21st May, 1836
Arrival date: 6th September, 1836
Place of arrival New South Wales [Port Phillip]
Passenger manifest Travelled with 218 other convicts


Primary source: Australia Convict Annotated Printed Indentures; NSW 1837 General Muster and certificates.
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Community Contributions

Wendy Smith on 29th November, 2020 wrote:

The Convict Indentures state that Thomas Connolly was 34 years old.  He could read and write; religion Roman Catholic; status married with 2 daughters and a native of County Limerick.  He was a carpenter, good.  Thomas was convicted of manslaughter on 17 March 1836 at Tipperary and sentenced to 7 years.  He had no prior convictions.  Physical attributes: Height 5 feet 4 inches; complexion dark sallow; hair dark brown and eyes dark grey.  Transport number 194.  Prisoner number 36-1997.
NSW 1837 General Muster states that Thomas Conolly was assigned to i) Government Service in Sydney and Thomas Connolle ii) to Government Service in Sydney (Please note different spellings of surname.)
Received ticket of leave on 13 November 1840 (number 40/2432) at Bungonia, near Goulburn, NSW.
Received Certificate of Freedom on 2 September 1843 (number 43/1443)and in Bungonia on 23 September 1843.

Convict Changes History

Wendy Smith on 29th November, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Australia Convict Annotated Printed Indentures; NSW 1837 General Muster and certificates. (prev. ), firstname: Thomas, surname: Connolly, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1802, date of dea

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