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Patrick Cunningham/wilson

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Patrick Cunningham/wilson
Aliases: Patrick Cunningham, Thomas Wilson
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1829
Occupation: Groom
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 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Ireland, Westmeath
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Blenheim
Departure date: 1st November, 1848
Arrival date: 2nd February, 1849
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 14 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convict records
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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 1st February, 2018 wrote:

Patrick CUNNINGHAM (alias Thomas WILSON) was convicted at Westmeath, Ireland on 7 April 1847 for stealing meat. Gaol Report: 1st conviction. Good. 7 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Blenheim’ arriving Feb 1849.

Aged 20 yrs; single man (But married is also noted on record (?)); stableman; Roman Catholic; not literate; 5’6 1/4” height; fair complexion; blue eyes; dk brown hair.
Native place of birth: Westmeath, Ireland.
Uncle: Patrick

Colony of VDL:
Granted a Ticket of Leave upon his arrival in 1849.
Nov 1849: Hobart - not reporting his arrival to the Police Officer. 2 mths imprisonment, with hard labour.
6 April 1850: Hobart - uttering a forged note. Discharged.
26 July 1850: Hobart - larceny. Discharged.
29 Aug 1851: Hobart - our after hours and representing himself to be free. 6 mths imprisonment, with hard labour.
27 April 1852: Ticket of Leave revoked for misconduct.
24 March 1852: Westbury, a Constable - refusing to assist the District Constable. 6 mths hard labour. Dismissed from the Police.
2 Nov 1852: at Launceston - absconding. Sentence extended 18 mths.
11 Nov 1852: at Longford - trying to escape from the Watch house. 3 mths hard labour.
29 March 1855: abscond.
Sept 1855: Sentence extended 6 mths.
1846: at Cascades, south Hobart.
8 April 1856: Certificate of Freedom issued.

17 April 1850: Hobart S.C. - Stabbing. Not Guilty.  Now known as “Thomas WILSON”.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 1st February, 2018 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - convict records (prev. ), firstname: Patrick, surname: Cunningham/wilson, alias1: Patrick Cunningham, alias2: Thomas Wilson, alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1829, date of death: 0000, ge

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