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William Conroy

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Conroy
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1829
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Ireland, Galway
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Blenheim
Departure date: 1st November, 1848
Arrival date: 2nd February, 1849
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 14 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - Linctas
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 8th March, 2017 wrote:

William CONROY was convicted at Galway, Ireland on 26 June 1847 for sheep stealing. 7yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Blenheim’ arriving 2 Feb 1849.

Aged 19yrs; labourer; 5’8 1/2”; Roman Catholic; can read & write.
Native Place: Galway, Ireland.
Brothers: John, Gregory,
Sister: Betty

Assigned to work services in VDL.
Ticket of Leave granted.
Certificate of Freedom issued 3 July 1854.

Nell Murphy on 8th March, 2017 wrote:

7 Dec 1852 - Application for permission to marry - to Mary Leyne (or Lyons) (transported per the Blackfriar ship). Approved.

3 Jan 1853 - Marriage to Mary Lyons at Church of St. Joseph, Hobart. William, aged 22yrs, a sawyer. Mary, aged 19yrs, servant. (ref. 37/1/12 no. 659)

Nell Murphy on 8th March, 2017 wrote:

Link to wife’s record: http://www.convictrecords.com.au/convicts/leyne/mary/134383

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 8th March, 2017 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - Linctas (prev. ), firstname: William, surname: Conroy, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1829, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

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