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Thomas Fennessy

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Fennessy
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1818
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 5th December, 1856
Age: 38 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Manslaughter
Convicted at: Ireland. Tipperary
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Lord Auckland
Departure date: 19th April, 1846
Arrival date: 25th August, 1846
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 7 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 7th May, 2016 wrote:

Thomas Fennessy was convicted at Co. Tipperary, Ireland on 13 March 1846 for Manslaughter - Patrick Crotty was shot in the breast and only lived 4hrs after. Life sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ship ‘Lord Auckland’ 1846.

Married man; farm labourer; aged 27yrs; can read & write; Roman Catholic.
Wife: Mary
Father: James
Mother: Catherine
Brothers: James, Michael, Patrick, John
Sisters: Bridget & Mary

Letters sent to Colony re this man.

Station Gang: Southport.

Ticket of Leave 24 Oct 1854

Married Rebecca GRACE (transported on ‘Blackfriar’) 1854 Hobart.

Child: Mary Ann FENNESSY b. 24 Dec 1855. Mother Rebecca Grace, Bathurst St. Hobart. Father Thomas is listed as a carpenter.

Died at H.M. Hospital, Hobart 5 Dec 1856

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 7th May, 2016 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts (prev. ), firstname: Thomas, surname: Fennessy, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1818, date of death: 5th December, 1856, gender: m, occupation, crime

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