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Patrick Dunne

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Patrick Dunne
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 8th January, 1827
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 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Ireland, Dublin
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Castle Forbes
Departure date: 3rd October, 1819
Arrival date: 4th March, 1820
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 29 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives
Source description:

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Nell Murphy on 2nd August, 2017 wrote:

Patrick DUNNE was convicted at Dublin, Ireland in April 1819. 7yr transportation sentence to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Castle Forbes’ arriving 1820.

Ticket of Leave granted.

1824: Suspected of felonies. Ticket of Leave suspended.
1826: Committed for trial for cutting & maiming.
1826: Committed for trial for stealing from a dwelling house at the Coal River.

8 Jan 1827: Death - Executed. (ref. Convict Conduct Record)

Maureen Withey on 25th July, 2019 wrote:

Hobart Town Gazette, 4 Mar 1825
Absconded prisoners

Patrick Dunn, 139, 5 ft. 6¾ in. brown hair, grey eyes, 29 years of age, labourer, tried at the City of Dublin May 1819, sentence 7 years, arrived in this Colony per Castle Forbes 1820, native place County of Carlow, slightly pock-pitted, absconded from the Prisoners’ Barracks Feb. 25, 1825.—£2 Reward.

Maureen Withey on 25th July, 2019 wrote:

A Proclamation
By His Excellency Colonel GEORGE ARTHUR, Lieutenant Governor of the island of Van Diemen’s Land and its Dependencies
WHEREAS, Matthew Brady, Patrick Bryant, Josiah Bird, William Brown, Michael Cody, Patrick Dunne, James Goodwin, John Gregory, James McKenney, James Murphy, Edward Williams and William Tilley (for whom Apprehension Rewards have been already offered) yet remain at large; and have lately added to their Crimes of Murder, and other personal Outrage and Plunder, by a most Wanton and unprovoked Attack upon the Premises and Property of WILLIAM EFFINGHAM LAWRENCE, Esquire, at his Farm near the Lake River, and destroying by Fire his House, with all the Barns and Outhouses, several large Stacks of Wheat, together also with the whole of the Wool produced by the shearing of his Flocks for the last three Years; and when leaving the Farm, threat ening to fire upon and be avenged of all such Persons as followed them, having previously attempted to Murder the Overseer of the Farm by discharging their Guns at him : AND WHEREAS many evil-disposed Persons connect them selves with the Offenders, by purchasing or procuring a Market for their Plunder and, so far from giving any Information that may lead to their Apprehension receive, harbour, and maintain them, thereby committing a Crime punishable by Death, all which Persons, are hereby warned not to entertain the slightest hope of Mercy being extended to them in the EVENT of their Conviction : NOW THEREFORE, for the Protection of the Settlers, and inducing them, and all other good aud peaceable members of Society to cooperate promptly and vigorously with the Government in the prosecution of those Measures which it is constantly desirous of adopting for the Welfare of the Inhabitants of this Island, in particular, at this important Time DO HEREBY PROCLAIM, that, instead of the Rewards already offered, the Persons who may apprehend any knowledge in any of His Majesty’s Gaols in this Island, the Twelve Offenders before named, or any of them, shall immediately receive from the Government as follow that is to say: - For every such Offender, either the Sum of One Hundred Guineas, or {at their election) Three Hundred Acres of Land, free from all restrictions: And that if the Offenders shall be apprehended by prisoners, or prisoners shall be of the Party by whom the Offenders may be apprehended, such prisoners shall receive a Free Pardon in addition to their Share of the before mentioned Reward: AND I DO HERE BY PROCLAIM, that any Person giving such information as may lead to the Apprehension of the said Offenders, shall immediately afterward receive from the Government, either the sum of One Hundred Guineas, or (at his Election) three Hundred Acres of Land, from all Restrictions : And that if the Information be given by a Prisoner he shall receive a Free Pardon, and be, provided with a Free Passage to England , in addition to the last mentioned Reward:
AND I DO HEREBY FURTHER PROCLAIM, that the Chief Constable of the District in which the Offenders may be apprehended, shall immediately afterwards receive a Grant of One Hundred Acres of Land, free from all Restrictions, provided it shall be certified by the Magistrates of such District, that he then, and at all Times, zealously exerted himself to detect and apprehend the said offenders: And, for the Purpose of aiding and assisting in clearing the Island of this most hardened Banditti, the Settlers are hereby most earnestly entreated forth with to aim themselves, and associate in Parties, under the Advice and Direction of the Magistrates of their Districts, with whom all the Military Parties have been placed in Communication ; or, if there shall not be any Magistrate residing in the District, then of their Chief District Constable : LASTLY, I do hereby strictly command the Chief and Petty Constables throughout this Island, and particularly Prisoners holding Tickets of Leave to be aiding and assisting the Magistrates, to the utmost of their Power, by all possible Means, not only in the Apprehension of the Offenders before referred to, but also in discovering and communicating, as quickly as possible, the Names and Residences of those who receive, harbour, or maintain the said Offenders, of any of them.
GIVEN under my Hand and Seal at Government House, this First Day of March in the Year of Our Lord, one thousand eight hundred, and twenty six.
By His Excellency’s Command, JOHN MONTAGU, Secretary.  GOD SAVE THE KING !
Hobart Town Gazette, 4 March 1826

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 2nd August, 2017 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives (prev. ), firstname: Patrick, surname: Dunne, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of death: 8th January, 1827, gender: m, occupation, crime

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