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Patrick Crofts

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Patrick Crofts
Aliases: Croft
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1802
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 2nd December, 1882
Age: 80 years

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: Rioting/unlawful oaths
Convicted at: Ireland, Limerick
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Nautilus
Departure date: 17th September, 1839
Arrival date: 9th February, 1840
Place of arrival New South Wales and Norfolk Island
Passenger manifest Travelled with 4 other convicts


Primary source: http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/convicts.htm
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Community Contributions

D Wong on 20th October, 2017 wrote:

6/3/1839 Limerick Chronicle:
John Burke and Patrick Crofts were indicted for administering an unlawful oath to Dorah Piper, on 23rd October last, while searching for firearms, and in another count for stealing a bayonet, the property of John Piper, near Adair.

Patrick Crofts was 30 years old when transported to NSW for ‘Administering unlawful oaths’.  He was a Widower with 1 male and 1 female children.
He and John Burke were disembarked at Norfolk lsland - then arrived in VDL per ‘Maitland’ 3/3/1844.

Birth date is given as 1802 (according to his death record) but was listed as being born in 1814.

4/1/1847: Married Maria Jacob/s at Hobart, he was 33 and a Gardener, she was 30, a spinster.  Both lived in Warwick Street.
No children found.

March 1867: Was working in the government gravel quarry in the domain.

31/1/1872: Elector in West Hobart.

2/12/1882: Patrick died at the New Town Charitable Establishment, listed as 80 years old, a labourer, died of Senilis and was buried at the Cornelian Bay Cemetery, paupers section.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 20th October, 2017 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/convicts.htm (prev. ), firstname: Patrick, surname: Crofts, alias1: Croft, alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1802, date of death: 2nd December, 1882, gender: m, occu

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