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Matthew Connor

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Matthew Connor
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1801
Occupation: Ploughman
Date of Death: 23rd September, 1833
Age: 32 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Housebreaking
Convicted at: Ireland, Dublin
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Countess of Harcourt
Departure date: 8th April, 1821
Arrival date: 27th July, 1821
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 172 other convicts

References

Primary source: New South Wales, Australia, Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930 New South Wales, Australia, Certificates of Freedom, 1810-1814, 1827-1867. New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts' Applications to Marry, 1826-1851
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1830 - New South Wales, Australia, Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930
General Sessions Sydney. Runaway from an Iron Gang. To be forwarded to Parramatta. September 22, 1830
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1826 -  Name: Mathew Connor. Vessel Arrived In: Harcourt
Date of Admission/Photo: 5 Oct 1826. Gaol: Sydney
Gaol Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Record Type: Entrance Book
Stolen items in his pocession. To walk in irons 3 months. November 9th to Parramatta
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1827 - 20 March. - unable to read
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1827 - Name: Mathew Connor. Vessel Arrived In: Harcourt
Date of Admission/Photo: 22 Jun 1827. Gaol: Sydney
Gaol Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Record Type: Entrance Book
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1830 - 11 February. Name: Matthew Connor
Vessel Arrived In: Mangle. Date of Admission/Photo: 11 Feb 1830
Gaol: Sydney. Gaol Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Record Type: Entrance Book
Runnaway from a C.. Sentence
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1830 - 14 August. Name: Matthew Connor
Vessel Arrived In: Countess of Harcourt
Date of Admission/Photo: 14 Aug 1830
Gaol: Sydney. Gaol Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Record Type: Entrance Book
Runaway from Iron Gang. To be forwarded to Parramatta. September 22. 1860
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1831- 6 May. Willful and Corrupting. For Trail 17 July to Liverpool
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1831 - 4 March.
Name: Mathw Connor Place of Origin: Wicklow
Arrival year: 1822. Arrival Country: Australia
Vessel Arrived In: Harcourt
Date of Admission/Photo: 4 Mar 1831
Gaol: Parramatta. Gaol Location: North Parramata, New South Wales, Australia. Record Type: Description Book
Bond. Free. Catholic labourer. To be sent to No 5 Iron Gang.
5 November 1831
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1832- New South Wales, Australia, Criminal Court Records, 1830-1945
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1832 - Name: Matthew. Connor. Commit or Trial Date: 11 Aug 1832
Police Report of Prisoners - Hyde Park Run away from Barracks since 19/07. Discharged fee with the opinion of the Attorney General
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1832 - New South Wales, Australia, Certificates of Freedom, 1810-1814, 1827-1867.
Name: Mathew Connor. Age: 30. Birth Year: 1802
Native Place: Cowichlow. Arrival year: 1822.
Vessel: Countess of Harcourt. Certificate Date: 27 Aug 1832
Native; County Wicklow. House Breaking. Born 1802. Sentence 7 Years. Height 5’7 1/2”. Fair Ruddy. Dark Brown. Grey. Lame of right leg and arm from a horse
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1832 - New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts’ Applications to Marry, 1826-1851
Name: Mathw Connor. Age: 30. Birth Year: Abt 1802
Spouse: Anne Diame. Request Status: Granted
Date of Permission/Refusal: 19 Mar 1832
Reverend Marsden
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1833 - 23 September. Name: Mattw Connor. Date: 23 Sep 1833
Place: New South Wales, Australia
Category: Convicts Deaths
Title: Death Register, 1828-1879. Volume Number: 4/4549
NORFOLK ISLAND - EXECUTED
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Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 - 1842), Tuesday
29 October 1833, page 2
NORFOLK ISLAND.
Full reports of the late trials under the Special Commission at Norfolk Island,
would occupy so much of our space, that we have, reluctantly, been obliged to
confine ourselves to the follow-ing brief statements, which have been politely
handed to us by a gentleman who was present:-
THURSDAY, 19th SEPTEMBER 1833.
James Reynolds and Mathew Connor were then placed at the bar and arraigned.
The indictment contained two counts ; the first charged Reynolds as a principal,
and Connor as an accessory before the fact, and the second charged Connor as
principal and Reynolds as accessory before tits fact. Reynolds on being called on
to plead appeared very penitent, and said, that if be pleaded guilty he would be
hanged, and if he said not guilty, he was going to add, that he should be telling an
untruth, when on the suggestion of the Judge be was induced to plead not guilty.
Bolton pleaded not guilty.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21..
James Reynolds and Matthew Connor, were placed at the bar, charged with the
wilful murder of Patrick Sullivan, at Norfolk Island, on the 17th July hat. The
Crown Solicitor stated the case, and called witnesses who proved that Sullivan was
overseer of the gang that prisoners belonged to ; that as they were going to their
work, Sullivan told Reynolds to walk in the ranks ; that Reynolds made some sharp
reply ; that when they got to the working ground, there was a noise, as if of sticks
striking against each other, and Reynolds was seen with the hoe up in the act of
striking Sullivan, who had his stick up as if endeavouring to ward off the blows ;
that Sullivan was shortly after seen upon the ground, and Reynolds standing over
him striking his head with the hoe ; at this time Connor passed across the road, and
joined Reynolds, and struck several blows at Sullivan with a shovel he had in his
hand, and afterwards held Sullivan by the shoulders while Reynolds continued
chopping at him with the hoe ; while Connor held Sullivan in this manner a blow
made at Sullivan's head by Reynolds glanced off and took off the 3 last fingers of
Sullivan's right band. Besides this evidence both the prisoners had confessed, while being conveyed to the gaol, that they were guilty of the murder, They were both I
found guilty, and sentenced to suffer the extreme penalty of the

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 10th April, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: New South Wales, Australia, Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930 New South Wales, Australia, Certificates of Freedom, 1810-1814, 1827-1867. New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts' Applicati

D Wong on 10th April, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, date of birth: 1801 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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