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John Gildea

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Gildea
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1815
Occupation: Ploughman
Date of Death: 9th October, 1879
Age: 64 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 7 years

Crime: Manslaughter
Convicted at: Ireland. Mayo
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Constant
Departure date: 9th May, 1843
Arrival date: 29th August, 1843
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 107 other convicts

References

Primary source: Tasmanian Archives on line.
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Community Contributions

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.

Father: Richard
Mother: Bridget
3 brothers, 3 sisters.

John was literate, 5’11ΒΌ” 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.

30/5/1848: TOL
13/1/1852: COF

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)

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