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Jeremiah Corkery

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Jeremiah Corkery
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1818
Occupation: Farm 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 10 years

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Ireland. Cork
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Hyderabad
Departure date: 13th September, 1850
Arrival date: 13th December, 1850
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 12 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convict records
Source description:

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Nell Murphy on 30th March, 2019 wrote:

Jeremiah CORKERY was convicted at Cork 2 Jan 1849 for stealing two sheep. Gaol report: “never convicted before, character good”. 10 yr transportation sentence. Spike Island Prison report: “good”. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania), Australia per the ship “Hyderabad” arriving there 13 Dec 1850.

Aged 32 yrs; farm labourer; widower; Roman Catholic; 5’6” height; not literate.
Native place of birth: Co. Cork, Ireland.
Father: Tim ?

Colony of VDL:
15 mths Probation Period
1st Station Gang - Old Wharf (? Launceston)
31 May 1852 - Blair, at Launceston - out after hours. 4 mths hard labour at Prison Barracks, Launceston.
7 Feb 1854: Ticket of Leave granted.
19 Dec 1854: Conditional Pardon approved.

1858: Breach of Water Act, at Windmill Hill, Launceston. Fined to which he further petitioned the Council to remit.

There is a death record for a Jeremiah Corkery in 1890, aged 81 yrs, which may be this same person.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 30th March, 2019 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 10 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - convict records (prev. ), firstname: Jeremiah, surname: Corkery, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1818, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

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