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Patrick Farrell

Patrick Farrell, one of 280 convicts transported on the Hougoumont, 10 October 1867

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Patrick Farrell
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1845
Occupation: 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 15 years

Crime: Manslaughter
Convicted at: Durham Assizes
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Hougoumont
Departure date: 10th October, 1867
Arrival date: 9th January, 1868
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 280 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/19, Page Number 239 (122)
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Community Contributions

Dianne Jones on 10th July, 2021 wrote:

1867, 15 January: Patrick Farrell, prisoner #2727, was received at Millbank Prison from Durham where he had been held for 15 days before his transfer. He was listed as 20, Roman Catholic, not able to read or write, single and a labourer. Convicted for manslaughter, he had no previous convictions and was described as “good” (in behaviour). His father, Benjamin Farrell, of Roscommon, Leinster, Ireland, had visited him in jail. He was sent from Millbank to the Hougoumont for transportation on 30 September 1867 (see UK, Prison Commission Records, 1770-1951; Millbank Prison; Register of Prisoners 1866-1867).

Dianne Jones on 10th July, 2021 wrote:

1868: On arrival in WA, he was listed as Patrick Farrell, #9729, 23, born 1845, a farmer and single with no children (see Western Australia, Australia, Convict Records, 1846-1930). This record also contains his physical description.

Dianne Jones on 10th July, 2021 wrote:

FOOTNOTE: He was tried on 6 December, 1866, at Durham (see UK, Prison Commission Records, 1770-1951).

Convict Changes History

Dianne Jones on 10th July, 2021 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

Dianne Jones on 10th July, 2021 made the following changes:


Dianne Jones on 10th July, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1845 (prev. 0000)

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