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||9th October, 1879
life span was 53 years*
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Sentenced to 7 years
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D Wong on 27th June, 2020 wrote:
John Gildea was transported with his brother Richard, also onboard, for the manslaughter of an old woman during a market riot.
John was listed as 27 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Mayo County.
3 brothers, 3 sisters.
John was literate, 5’11¼” tall, pale complexion, dark brown hair, reddish whiskers, light grey eyes, mark of a boil on right elbow, small scar on right cheek, scars on both legs.
Married with 5 children. Wife: Mary Hopkins.
Was a convict constable.
Moved to Melbourne, Vic.
1852: Married Catherine Dwyer at St. Francis Church, Melbourne, Vic.
1852: Involved in the Melbourne Police force as a constable.
C1855: Was the publican of the ‘Young Queen’ at Pascoe Vale.
John had a problem with drinking, he beat his wife and was charged by the court for not maintaining his family.
Later shot a man at his pub, sent to jail for 6 months - Catherine returned and they had another 5 children.
9/10/1879: John Gildea died at Kilmore in Victoria, aged 65, of TB. Buried at Kilmore Cemetery.
Married at Melbourne at 35yrs. to Catherine Dwyer. Children: Mary 22yrs. Hannah 18yrs. Catherine 16yrs. Patrick 16yrs.
Convict Changes History
Leonie Dolley on 21st May, 2013 made the following changes:
convicted at, term 7 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 1815, date of death 0000, gender, occupation, crime
D Wong on 27th June, 2020 made the following changes:
date of death: 9th October, 1879 (prev. 0000)