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Richard Gildea

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Gildea
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1818
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 9th April, 1845
Age: 27 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


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives on line.
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Community Contributions

D Wong on 27th June, 2020 wrote:

Richard Gildea was listed as 25 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Mayo, Ire.

Transported with his brother John, also onboard, for the manslaughter of an old woman during a market riot.

Richard was literate, RC, 5’9½” tall, sallow complexion, red hair and whiskers, light blue eyes, flat nose, nose has been broken, freckled arms and face.

Married with 2 children, wife Ann.
Father: Richard
Mother: Bridget
3 brothers, 3 sisters.

9/4/1845: Died at Salt Water Creek Probation Station whilst under sentence.

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 1818, date of death 1845, gender, occupation, crime

D Wong on 27th June, 2020 made the following changes:

date of death: 9th April, 1845 (prev. 1845)

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