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Sentenced to 7 years
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D Wong on 14th February, 2021 wrote:
Clonmel Herald Tipperary, Republic of Ireland
24 Mar 1832
Philip Cunningham, David Cunningham. John Dwyer, William Shea, James Cummins and Thomas Cummins were put to the bar, charged with manslaughter of John Lloyd, at Laffan’s-Mill, on the 12th of July last.
James Lloyd, sworn..Remembers the fair of Graystown ; was at the fair with his deceased brother, his wife, and others ; witness’s wife pointed out the deceased when he was struck ; witness as he was going to the assistance of the deceased was struck with a stone ; returning with the deceased, witness’s wife, his brother Tom and James Driscoll, a young boy, they were attacked by six men who knocked down the deceased with stones, at Laffin’s-Mill ; in the fair the deceased was struck down by old Thomas Cunningham and his sons, (James and Thomas) and others ; David and Philip Cunningham, James and Thomas Cummins and others struck down the deceased at Laffan’s-Mill ; this party came down from Cunningham’s gate ; saw Wm. Shea with a stone in his hand ; saw John Dwyer with a stone in his hand, which witness took from him ; witness was then knocked down with a stone by Philip Cunningham, and rendered insensible___(here witness identified the prisoners)___the deceased received four blows of stones and was knocked down in an insensible state ; did not see the deceased ever after ; believes he was thrown into the river ; in about three quarters of an hour after heard 3 shots, but does not know whom fired.
All were onboard the Eliza.
David Cunningham was listed as 30 years old on arrival.
Brother of Philip Cunningham - same ship.
David was illiterate, RC, married, no children listed, 5’6¾” tall, brown complexion, brown hair, grey eyes, cast outward in right eye, scar below under lip, uncle here, Philip Cunningham in 1798.
This looks to be Philip Cunningham per Anne 1801, who was executed for NSW 1804 Castle Hill Revolt.
NSW Return of all Male Convicts Assigned and Transferred between 1st and 30th days of September 1832, Inclusively:
Cunningham David, Eliza (6), ploughman, to James Dodds, Maison Drew.
15/10/1836: TOL Patrick Plains
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 14th February, 2021 made the following changes:
convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Ancestry Convict Indents.
http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/cgi-bin/irish/irish.cgi (prev. ), firstname: David, surname: Cunningham, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1806, date of death: 0