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John Dwyer

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Dwyer
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1776
Occupation: Quarryman
Date of Death: 1844
Age: 68 years

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 Life

Crime: Irish rebel
Convicted at: Limerick
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 189 other convicts

References

Primary source: Website: Irish Convicts to New South Wales 1788-1849 http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/cgi-bin/irish/irish.cgi?requestType=Search2&id=8898 lists the following references: Convict indents: Various 1811 Muster: Y Smee & Selkirk Provis - Pioneer Register Vol 2 Donohoe - Catholics of NSW: p159 Whitaker: Unfinished Revolution p30 73 183 "Unfinished Revolution: United Irishmen in New South Wales, 1800-1810" by Anne-Maree Whitaker, Crossing Press, Surry Hills NSW, Paperback | 275 pages, ISB
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Community Contributions

PM on 30th March, 2018 wrote:

“Atlas II prisoners John Dwyer, Hugh Hayes, Denis Molloy, George Russell, and Grimes Tierney are identified in Irish records as part of a group which conducted armed raids in east Limerick in March 1800. They were court-martialled in July 1801 and sentenced to transportation.”
- from page 30, Whitaker: “Unfinished Revolution”

The Colonial Secretary’s Index records:
1810 Petition for mitigation of sentence
1816 paid from the Police Fund for erecting a stone reservoir and pump in Bent Street (Sydney) for public use
1822 Living at Appin and had convicts assigned to work for him there
1823 Appointed Chief Constable & Poundkeeper for the district of Appin, NSW
1825 received a grant of land from Governor Sir Thomas Brisbane

D Wong on 30th March, 2018 wrote:

**TWO JOHN DWYER’S ON THIS VOYAGE**

The other John Dwyer was tried at Clonmel, Tipperary County - he was 44 years old on arrival.

KC on 6th April, 2021 wrote:

Trial Date 15 July 1801 in Limerick, Ireland
Conditional Pardon from Governor Macquarie 31 Jan 1812
Certificate of Freedom 31 January 1818
1813 Married Elizabeth Gurney (arrived Free person The Speke 1808)
1813 Son Thomas Dwyer
1815 Son John Dwyer died 1817
1816 Daughter Mary Dwyer
1819 Daughter Margaret Dwyer
1822 Son John Dwyer
1825 Daughter Catherine Dwyer
1827 Son Philip Dwyer
1830 Daughter Elleanor Dwyer
1833 Daughter Elizabeth Dwyer

On 30 June 1814 John Dwyer was granted 50 acres of land at Appin which became Doon Farm. Grant number 21.

Convict Changes History

PM on 30th March, 2018 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: Website: Irish Convicts to New South Wales 1788-1849 http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/cgi-bin/irish/irish.cgi?requestType=Search2&id=8898 lists the following references: Convict indents: Various 1811 Muster:

D Wong on 30th March, 2018 made the following changes:

date of death: 1844 (prev. 0000)

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