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Patrick Coughlan

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Patrick Coughlan
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1783
Occupation: Ploughman
Date of Death: 22nd February, 1874
Age: 91 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Ireland, Clare
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Southworth
Departure date: 18th November, 1821
Arrival date: 9th March, 1822
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 100 other convicts


Primary source: http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/cgi-bin/irish/irish.cgi
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D Wong on 28th March, 2019 wrote:

Patrick Coughlan was 45 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Clare.

Patrick was 5’3½” tall, stout build, grey eyes, dark brown hair, big belly.

1827: TOL
26/8/1828: COF

1829-1854: Was employed by Mr McArthur, who had land south of Sydney, including land near Goulburn, near to Lake George and Collector.

Had a relationship/or was married (no registration found) Mary Ann Walker (nee Cavanagh) Chilvers.

18/3/1854 Sydney Morning Herald:
Goulburn Circuit Court. (Edited version)
Patrick Coughlan, late of Collector, in the Colony of New South Wales, was indicted for feloniously stealing at Collector, aforesaid, on the 7th September, 1853, one mare and one filly, the goods and chattels of Patrick Goaley.
The Prisoner pleaded not guilty, and was defended by Mr Fawcett ; Attorney, Mr. C. H. Walsh.
The Solicitor-General stated the case, and called Patrick Goaley, from whose evidence it appeared, that he is a farmer, residing at Collector; on the morning of the 8th September, last ; witness missed a mare from a paddock, where he had put her the night before; witness made every enquiry, but could not trace the mare, or discover where she was, until the l0th of January last, when he found her at Patrick Mulloney’s, at Burrowa, 100 miles from Collector; witness at once claimed her as his property, and Mullony gave her up, stating that he had purchased
her from the prisoner for £8 ; prisoner was living near Collector when the mare was lost…...
....witness purchased from the prisoner at the bar, sometime in November last prisoner called himself Patrick Carr, when he sold the mare to me ; she was running at my place nearly a month before I bought her ; I paid £8 for the mare…..the jury after a few monents deliberation, returned a verdict of guilty.
In passing sentence, his HONOR said, that he would take into consideration the prisoner’s age, (70 years), and the excellent character he received from Mr M’Arthur for a period of 25 years.
Sentence, three years in Goulburn gaol.

19/8/1868 The Goulburn Herald and Chronicle:
Patrick Coughlan was brought up for protection, being of unsound mind.
Michael Ryan, of Ryansvale, deposed: Defendant came to my place on Friday evening; he had been working for me before, and I always thought him flighty; on Saturday be stood for two hours looking at the sun; I told him to go in, but he slipped out again and took off his clothes; I put him in a hut, where I afterwards saw him in a corner naked; he talked of knocking out somebody’s brains, but I could not understand whose; he said he had been on a spree; I sent for the police.
Defendant, whose manner was excited; and whose appearance was that of a person after a drinking bout, was, in default of finding sureties, sent to the jail hospital for fourteen days.

20/4/1873 The Goulburn Herald and Chronicle:
BEFORE the police-magistrate.
Patrick Coughlan, aged about ninety years, was charged with vagrancy.
Defendant, who gave himself up to the police as unable to gain his living, was in possession of an order for admittance to the Liverpool asylum, dated October, 1870, of which he had never availed himself, but he no stated that he wished to get into the asylum.
Defendant was sent to gaol for seven days, with a view to his admission into some asylum.

22/2/1874: Patrick Coughlan died, he was about 91 years old, (born 1783) - he death was registered at Goulburn and he was buried at Collector, NSW.
Mary Ann Chilvers was the informant.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 28th March, 2019 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/cgi-bin/irish/irish.cgi (prev. ), firstname: Patrick, surname: Coughlan, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1783, date of death: 22nd February, 1874, gender

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