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Patrick Feeney

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Patrick Feeney
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1812
Occupation: Cabinetmaker
Date of Death: 15th January, 1831
Age: 19 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Ireland, Dublin
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Sophia
Departure date: 15th September, 1828
Arrival date: 17th January, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 186 other convicts


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Community Contributions

Keith South on 16th April, 2015 wrote:

Native of Longford,17 and single, convicted of stealing a clock.

D Wong on 17th April, 2015 wrote:

Patrick was aged 17 on arrival, and was assigned to James Jenkins on arrival.
Patrick could read and write and his occupation was a ‘Cabinetmaker’s apprentice.

11/8/1829: Sydney Gazette:
Feeney Patrick, Sophia, from No. 20 Road Gang.

15/1/1831:  Feeney and Hugh Duffey, absconded, together from the iron-gang, and became bush rangers in a gang including Edward Bowen, Charles Westbury, JohnMason, Patrick Feeney, Morgan Brown, Patrick Donnelly, and John Donovan.  They were indicted for stealing from the dwelling-house of John Town, one gun, one blanket, ten yards calico, one coat, one jacket, one waistcoat, and one tea-kettle, and putting the inmates in bodily fear, at Goulburn River, on the 21st August last.

Patrick Feeney and Hugh Duffey were found guilty of stealing from the dwelling house of John Town. Their cohorts Edward Bowen, Charles Westbury, John Mason, Morgan Browne, Patrick Donnelly and John Donovan found not guilty.

Patrick was sentenced to death.

15/1/1831: The execution was botched and Patrick died after a considerable time of strangulation.

Convict Changes History

Keith South on 16th April, 2015 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/cgi-bin/irish/irish.cgi?requestType=Search&ship=Sophia+(1829 (prev. ), firstname: Patrick, surname: Feeney, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1812, date of

D Wong on 17th April, 2015 made the following changes:

date of death: 15th January, 1831 (prev. 0000), occupation

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