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Owen Doherty

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Owen Doherty
Aliases: Dogherty
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1792
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Cow stealing
Convicted at: Ireland, Westmeath
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Bencoolen
Departure date: 24th April, 1819
Arrival date: 25th August, 1819
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 84 other convicts


Primary source: http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/cgi-bin/irish/irish.cgi
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Community Contributions

D Wong on 4th October, 2016 wrote:

Owen Doherty (Dogherty when he got to VDL) was abour 30 years old on arrival - his native place was Kings County, Ire. Birth dates of 1789 1791 and 1792 on different records.

Owen was 5/5 1/4” tall, freckled, brown hair and eyes.

13/8/1829: Owen’s brother. Terence died - he was transported with Owen on the Bencoolen and sent to VDL.

Terence was killed by natives, left no will and it 1834 all his assetts were committed to Owen - the following is part of it.

17/10/1834 Hobart Town Courier:
SURVEY OFFICE: 1/10/1834
Owen Dogherty.
Area 40 acres.
Staffa Parish.
(Originally located to Terrence Dogherty.)
A parallelogram of 20 chains by 20 chains.
Bounded on the west by Wm. Bignell’s location lion, and adjoining the south east angle of a grant to Wm Hopley.

Owen was selling land in May 1840 and the last mention of him is 1845 also regarding land.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 4th October, 2016 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/cgi-bin/irish/irish.cgi (prev. ), firstname: Owen, surname: Doherty, alias1: Dogherty, alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1792, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupa

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