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Bernard Connor

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Bernard Connor
Aliases: O'connor
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1812
Occupation: Carter
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Ireland, Londonderry
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Kinnear
Departure date: 10th July, 1842
Arrival date: 23rd October, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 12 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convict records; names index.
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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 12th December, 2016 wrote:

Bernard CONNORS was convicted at Londonderry on 17 Mar 1842 for Highway Robbery - others also convicted and sentenced for this offence. 15 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ‘Kinnear’ 1842. Ship Surgeon’s Report: employed in the hold. Very good & willing.

Married man - wife Mary Mc..ally, 2 children.
Aged 30 yrs; carter & labourer; Roman Catholic; can read; 5’10 3/4”.
Native Place: Monaghan
Father: Thomas
Sisters: Sarah, Ann & Ellen

3 yr Probation Period in Colony. Assigned to various work services.
Ticket of Leave granted 13 Mar 1849.
Conditional Pardon approved 11 Jan 1853.

Application for Permission to Marry:
15 Aug 1851 - to Bridget Devlin (trans per ‘Lord Auckland’) n.b. remarriages were permitted in Australia as a Conditional Pardon did not permit the person to return to Britain.

1 Apr 1852 - to Bridget Veale (trans per ‘Maria’). Approved.

21 June 1852: Marriage to Bridget Veale at Church of England, Franklin, district of Hobart. Bernard aged 36yrs; labourer; widower. Bridget aged 23yrs, spinster. (Ref. 37/1/11 no. 612)

n.b. There is another Bernard Connor who arrived in 1841 per ‘Richard Webb’.

13 Jul 1860: Child Mary Ann born (registered as “O’Connor”. Westbury district. Father - Bernard O’Connor. Mother - Bridget Vale.

17 Sept 1862: Query registration for the birth of a Bridget “O’Connor” at Emu Bay. Father - Bernard “O’Connor”. Mother Bridget Bail (?Vale or Veale).

2 Nov 1867 at Wynyard: Petty Larceny. 14 days hard labour.
20 Nov 1867 at Wynyard: Threatening to shoot. Bound over to keep the peace.

10 Apr 1879: wife Bridget Connor died - cause typhoid fever. Aged 50yrs, labourer’s wife. Emu Bay (Burnie) district.

22 May 1883: Marriage to Catherine Hutton at Emu Bay district (Waratah). Bernard aged 70 yrs, a splitter, widower. Catherine aged 49, dressmaker, widow.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 12th December, 2016 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 15 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - convict records; names index. (prev. ), firstname: Bernard, surname: Connor, alias1: O'connor, alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1812, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation

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