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Andrew Darcy

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Andrew Darcy
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1749
Occupation: Labourer
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 Life

Crime: Murder
Convicted at: Ireland, Wexford
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Atlas
Departure date: 30th May, 1802
Arrival date: 30th October, 1802
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 10 other convicts

References

Primary source: Freemans Journal Thursday 17 April 1800 page 3 (column 3) Ireland-Australia Transportation Database, prisoners petitions PPC 256 State Records of NSW - Convict Ship Indents for Atlas II. 1822 Muster records, Tickets of leave Source Reference: SRNSW 4/4427; Reel 601. Conditional and Absolute Pardons;
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Community Contributions

Robin Sharkey on 5th April, 2016 wrote:

CONVICT SHIP ATLAS II, Left Ireland May 1802 and arrived 30 Oct same year. Ship’s Captain Musgrave.  [This is a different ship to ATLAS I which left Ireland in November 1801 and had a heavy death rate under Capt Richard Brooks.]
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ANDREW DARCY tried 1800 at Wexford for murder. Sentenced to death, apparently reprieved to life transportation.

Freemans Journal Thursday 17 April 1800 page 3 (column 3)
“Wexford Assizes
Terminated the 11th instant at which the following persons were tired before the Hon Justice Kelly and found guilty:
Andrew Darcy, Michael Cullen and John Breen, for the murder of John Shaw, of Danesfort on the 27th March last, The deceased was killed with a pike.  They were convicted on clear evidence and ordered to be executed, and their bodies anatomised.”

The three prisoners then petitioned for themselves:
IRISH Prisoners Petitions Document ref1:  PPC 256
Full name:  ANDREW DARCY
Imprisonment place: Wexford
Document date: 08/06/1800
Crime desc: Murder of Shaw, Deansfort, Co. Wexford
Sentence: Transportation
Petitioner:  Convict
John Breen and Michael Cullen convicted of same crime.
Character reference: Lieut. Col W. Buchanan, Royal Irish Artillery.
Comment 2: Convict has been imprisoned since 1799.

* Both Andrew Darcy Michael Cullen arrived on “Atlas II” and so, were reprieved.  John Breen did not arrive in NSW and presumably was executed.

LIFE in NSW:
1806 - Prisoner; Residence Parramatta, Occ: Stock

1813 Ticket of Leave Number: 13/0026
Place of Trial: Cork Co; [incorrect - it was Wexford]
Date of trial: “No time mentioned in the indents”
Sentence: Life; Ship: Atlas, Year: 1802,
Age: 67 years;
Trade or Calling: Govt stockman

1814 Muster - a Labourer, mustered at Liverpool

1816 Conditional Pardon:
Andrew Darcy, native of Wexford,
tried at Cork (this is Incorrect, he was tried at Wexford).
Labourer. Height: 5ft 6&3/4, ruddy complexion, back to grey hair and hazel eyes.
Age: 67 years.

Convict Changes History

Robin Sharkey on 5th April, 2016 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: Freemans Journal Thursday 17 April 1800 page 3 (column 3) Ireland-Australia Transportation Database, prisoners petitions PPC 256 State Records of NSW - Convict Ship Indents for Atlas II. 1822 Muster records,

D Wong on 2nd October, 2016 made the following changes:

voyage

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