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Thomas Dillon

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Dillon
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1774
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Cow stealing
Convicted at: Ireland. Limerick
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Minerva
Departure date: 24th August, 1799
Arrival date: 11th January, 1800
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 235 other convicts

References

Primary source: http://srwww.records.nsw.gov.au Belfast Newsletter, Fri 19th October 1798 p. 3
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Community Contributions

Robin Sharkey on 31st March, 2016 wrote:

Thomas Dillon was transported to NSW for only 7 years, found guilty at the Limerick Assizes in October 1798 of cow stealing.  He was not found guilty of engaging in any of the activities related to the rebellion or treasonable practices and so was not a rebel or political transportee. (note the website “Irish Convicts to NSW” by Mayberry does record him as “R” for rebel, but no evidence is provided).

In the following NEWSPAPER REPORT, Francis McMahon, tried at the same assizes, was also transported on “Minerva”:

Belfast Newsletter, Fri 19th October 1798 p. 3
“Friday [i.e. 12th October] the assizes for the county Limerick ended when the following persons received sentence:
…. Francis McMahon, for obtaining money on false pretences, to be transported for seven years;
Thomas Dillon, for cow stealing, to be transported for seven years.”

Convict Changes History

Eric Harry Daly on 29th December, 2012 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 7 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 1774, date of death 0000, gender, occupation, crime

Robin Sharkey on 31st March, 2016 made the following changes:

source: http://srwww.records.nsw.gov.au Belfast Newsletter, Fri 19th October 1798 p. 3 (prev. http://srwww.records.nsw.gov.au), crime

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