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John Flynn

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Flynn
Aliases: John O'sullivan
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1787
Occupation: Blacksmith
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 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Ireland, Dublin
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Chapman
Departure date: 25th March, 1817
Arrival date: 26th July, 1817
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 201 other convicts


Primary source: New South Wales, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls and Related Records.
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Penny-Lyn Beale on 18th July, 2021 wrote:

Name: John Flynn [John O’Sullivan]
Age: 29 [1787]
Trial; Dublin -  22 Oct 1816 - 7 years
Vessel: Chapman - 26 Jul 1817
Trade; Blacksmith or Hammerman
Height; 5 Ft. 3 1/2 in
Complexion; Dk, Pale
Hair; Brown
Eyes; Hazel

1817 - 5 Aug. On return of convicts arrived per “Chapman” who embarked on the “Jupiter” for Hobart. Per “Chapman”, 1817

Maureen Withey on 2nd April, 2022 wrote:

Names of 70 male convicts forwarded per Brig Jupiter to Hobart, details taken from the Indents.
Dated Sydney, 9 August 1817.
John Flynn or O’Sullivan, Tried at Dublin City, Tried 22 Oct 1816, 7 years.


Tasmanian Conduct Record: https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON31-1-13$init=CON31-1-13p8
No 4. John Flinn, Chapman & Jupiter. Tried October 1816, 7 years.
May 8 1820. Constable/ neglect of duty as a Constable & insolent to Dr Priest. Acquitted.
July 19 1820. T.L. Drunk & neglect of duty as a Constable, to pay a fine of 20/-.
Jan 13 1825. F.S. Drunk last night between 8 & 9 o’clock & abusing Constable Clerges, fined 5/-.
Aug 18 1821 Making away with sundry property belonging to his master, 50 Lashes & reurned to P.W.
Jan 31 1827 Absent from his service. Returned to his master.
May 17 1832. F.S. Drunk, fined 5/-.

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 18th July, 2021 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: New South Wales, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls and Related Records. (prev. ), firstname: John, surname: Flynn, alias1: John O'sullivan, alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1787, date of death: 00

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