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||Patrick Cunningham, Thomas Wilson
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life span was 61 years*
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Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Tasmanian Archives - convict records
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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.
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