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Bryan Flannigan

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Bryan Flannigan
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1806
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 15th June, 1838
Age: 32 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Man robbery
Convicted at: Sligo
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Edward
Departure date: 17th October, 1830
Arrival date: 22nd February, 1831
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 25 other convicts


Primary source: New South Wales, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls and Related Records, 1790-1849 1831 Edward
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Tony Beale on 27th April, 2021 wrote:

From Co Sligo Ireland age 25 on arrival 5’ 6” grey eyes sandy hair and complexion

Tony Beale on 27th April, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Settler and Convict Lists, Assigned to Mr John Moore Brisbane waters

The Australian (Sydney, NSW : 1824 - 1848) Tue 20 Feb 1838 Page 3 BATHURST.

Murder. — A murder of three individuals by an assigned servant, which, for atrocity, exceeds anything that has ever occurred in the district, was committed last week, at the Mudgee River. The murderer is secured and safe in the gaol. The circumstances are as follows : — A man named John Nagle, an overseer to Mr. Kinlay, with his wife, inhabited a hut on the Mudgee River, on Mr. Kinlay’s ground; the stock-keeper and the murderer, whose name is Bryan Flannigan, assigned to Mr. Kinlay, lived in another hut adjoining the overseer’s. It seems, that Flanagan and Nagle had a quarrel on the day of the murder, but the difference was slight, and had blown over. The stockkeeper went to bed at his usual hour, and a little black boy slept with him. The overseer and his wife had also retired to rest. The stock-keeper soon slept, but the black boy lay awake, and he saw Flanigan seize an axe and approach the bed, on which, he jumped out and ran off, plunging Into the river to save himself. The stock keeper’s scull (sic) was cloven in twain by the axe, the one half hanging in front, the other behind, and the brains scattered about the bed. He next proceeded to the overseer’s hut, and according , to his own account, he continued striking at random, at the overseer and his wife, until he thought he had made sure work of it. The unhappy woman was within a few days of her confinement, and when the bodies were discovered, she retained her natural warmth, although the bodies of the men were cold and stiff. Nagle himself presented a dreadful spectacle ; he had three or four cuts on the head — one of his arms was literally chopped in two, as was also one of his legs. His poor wife had also about a dozen wounds on her head, legs, and stomach. In her death struggle, she had clasped her husband in her arms, and her fingers were buried in his back from the intensity of the agony. The wretch, after he had committed the murder, proceeded coolly to a woman who lived a short distance down the river, and who used to wash for him — he gave her his shirt and trousers besmeared with the blood of his victims, and desired her to wash them and give them to her husband. To her enquiry what he had been about, he said, ‘They’ll never come near you again — I’ve done the job for them.’ He was taken about ten miles from where the murder was committed, laid in some weeds, and
on his journey to Bathurst, communicated the
particulars to troopers Sheedy and Graves, who
took him.

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Records, 1810-1891 for Bryan Flannigan Bank Accounts of Convicts
Convict Bank Balances, 1837-1838. Had 3 pounds. Rev Mr McEnroe.  On account of the above named prisoner executed on 15/6/1838

The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 - 1842) Sat 16 Jun 1838
Page 2
EXECUTION.-The four culprits, Bryan Flannigan, Dennis Haberlin, Dennis Mahony, and Thomas Ribbons, suffered the last penalty of the law yesterday, at half-past nine, by the hands of the common executioner. They were attended to
the scaffold by the Rev. Mr. M’Enroe, and appeared to enter into the solemn service with much emotion.

Convict Changes History

Tony Beale on 27th April, 2021 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: New South Wales, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls and Related Records, 1790-1849 1831 Edward (prev. ), firstname: Bryan, surname: Flannigan, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1806, date

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