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Sentenced to 14 years
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Nell Murphy on 31st March, 2017 wrote:
Patrick COONEY was convicted at Westmeath, Ireland on 22 July 1844 for being a rebel - “assaulting habitation”, 14 involved in this incident. 14 yr transportation sentence. Gaol report: “good”.
Married man, 3 children - son Thomas, aged 9yrs, accompanied Patrick on the voyage to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) arriving 9 June 1845.
Aged 40yrs; farm labourer; married man, 3 children; Roman Catholic; can read; 5’4”; ruddy complexion; grey hair; Hazel eyes; stout build; scar on little finger.
Son Thomas was admitted to the Queens Orphanage, New Town, nr Hobart (as was the requirement of the Govt), on 19 Jan 1845. Aged 9 yrs. In 1850 he was returned to the care of his father, now on a Ticket of Leave. Thomas had absconded during his time at the Orphanage.
Probation period of 21 months.
Station Gang - Southport.
9 July 1850: Application for permission to marry. (note - remarriages were permitted within the Colony, if the Govt approved). To Mary Barclay (listed as free). (ref. 42/1/3 no. 77)
30 July 1850: Marriage. At the Parish Church, Brown’s River, Hobart. Patrick Cooney, aged 44yrs, labourer, widower to Mary Barclay aged 41 yrs, widow (Barclay was her previous married name. Previously Mary Ann SULLIVAN. Alexander Barclay died 1847). (ref. 37/1/9 no. 423) Three or four Barclay children.
8 July 1851: Ticket of Leave granted.
14 June 1853: Conditional Pardon approved.
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 31st March, 2017 made the following changes:
convicted at, term: 14 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - Linc/tas http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ (prev. ), firstname: Patrick, surname: Cooney, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1805, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occ