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Patrick Curtis

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Patrick Curtis
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1815
Occupation: Cooper
Date of Death: 27th May, 1881
Age: 66 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Horse theft
Convicted at: Ireland, Wicklow
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Egyptian
Departure date: 19th August, 1840
Arrival date: 12th December, 1840
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 8 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives
Source description:

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Nell Murphy on 29th January, 2019 wrote:

Patrick CURTIS was convicted at Wicklow, Ireland on 24 Feb 1840 for horse stealing. Previous offence. 10 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ‘Egyptian’ 1840.

Aged 25yrss; trade - a cooper; can read & write; 5’8” height; Roman Catholic; single man.
Native place of birth: County of Dublin, Ireland.

Colony of VDL:
15 mths Probation Period.
1st station - at Jerusalem, VDL.
1843: at Morven (Evandale)
1844: at Perth, VDL.
24 Jan 1846: Ticket of Leave granted.
9 Jan 1849: Conditional Pardon approved.

24 June 1853: Mary O’Brien (Blackfriar) to Patrick CURTIS (free or free by servitude).  (ref. 52/1/6). Ref. note - there were two Mary O’Brien’s on the ‘Blackfriar’ however the other Mary had noted on her Conduct Records that she married a Wm Smith.) Further note: A Patrick Curtis was a convict on the ‘Egyptian’ 1840 and was granted a Conditional Pardon in 1849, so would most likely be this person.

25 July 1853 - Mary O’Brien (Blackfriar), aged 24 yrs, widow to Patrick CURTIS, aged 27 yrs, bachelor at the Manse, Evandale according to Church of Scotland rites. (ref. 37/1/12 no. 1296)

David CURTIS born 14 Nov 1854 at Morven (Evandale), Tasmania. Father - Patrick CURTIS, carpenter. Mother - Mary OBRIEN. (ref. 33/1/32 no. 954)

Mary CURTIS born 1 Jan 1858 at Morven (Evandale), Tasmania. Father - Patrick CURTIS, wheelwright. Mother - Mary OBRIEN. (ref. 33/1/36 no. 1484)

Patrick CURTIS died 27 May 1881 aged 74 yrs, at Westbury, Tasmania. Trade - cooper.  Cause - dysentry. Notified by son David Curtis, cooper at Westbury.  (ref. 35/1/50 no. 707)

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 29th January, 2019 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 10 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives (prev. ), firstname: Patrick, surname: Curtis, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1815, date of death: 27th May, 1881, gender: m, occupation, crime

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