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Patrick Hand

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Patrick Hand
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1777
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 16th December, 1827
Age: 50 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Cow stealing
Convicted at: Armagh
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Rolla
Departure date: 4th November, 1802
Arrival date: 12th May, 1803
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 158 other convicts

References

Primary source: Shipping List for "Rolla" http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/cgi-bin/irish/irish.cgi Convict Indents Convict Musters Granted a Pardon 1808 (Col Sec's papers) "St Peter’s Richmond Early People And Burials 1791-1855" Yvonne Bowning Pub 1990 "Early Hawkesbury Settlers" Bobbie Hardy 1985 Kangaroo Press
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Community Contributions

Anonymous on 28th June, 2012 wrote:

Married Catherine Hatch per "Experiment" 1809
Lived in Richmond
Involved in the death of Isaac Cornwell in 1811
Charged with possession of government stores in 1820.
Buried St Peter’s Cemetery 1827

D Wong on 1st October, 2020 wrote:

Patrick leased a small farm at Cornwallis.
He managed in the 1806 flood, but was washed out in the 1809 flood and so moved to higher ground at Richmond.

28/7/1810: COF

Marriage to Catherine Hatch not registered on the NSW BDM - both were devout Catholics and with the absence of priests, marriages performed by ‘heretic’ clergymen was unrecognised.
Children:
1812: Patrick
1812: Catherine
1813: Elizabeth

Acquitted of the shooting of Isaac Cornwell, his plea was self defence.

Finding it difficult to manage on 15 acres, Patrick worked extra jobs, carting rice from Parramatta and helping the Benevolent Society.

1820: fined for having government stores in his possession, unable to pay, he was gaoled.

1/11/1822: was awarded a land grant, of 50 acres in the District of Sutton, County of Argyle.

3/2/1825: Catherine died in childbirth.

1825 Census:
Hand, Patrick, free by servitude, Rolla, 1803, 7 years, landholder at Richmond
Family of Patrick Hand of Liverpool:
Hand, Catherine, 14, born in the colony
Hand, Patrick, 14, born in the colony
Hand, Elizabeth 13, born in the colony
Hand, Mary, 11, born in the colony
Hand, John, 9, born in the colony
Hand, Charles, 3, born in the colony

Other Children:
1808-1808: Elizabeth
1824: James

15/12/1827: Patrick Hand died, aged, 50, and was buried with Catherine in the churchyard of St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Richmond, Hawkesbury (stated on his headstone that he was buried by Catholics).

His two young sons were fostered by local farmers.

Maureen Withey on 4th October, 2020 wrote:

Anne-Maree Whitaker in “Armagh Convicts in Australia, 1800-1806” gives the following details:
Patrick Hand, tried August 1801, in Armagh.
Census 1806, - Government prisoner, Parramatta;
1814, (Windsor, free, landholder).
1811, Nil.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 28th June, 2012 made the following changes:

new convict, term 7, convicted at 38, crime 95, firstname Patrick, surname Hand, source Shipping List for "Rolla" Convict Indents Convict Musters Granted a Pardon 1808 (Col Sec's papers) "St Peter’s Richmond Early People And Burials 1

D Wong on 1st October, 2020 made the following changes:

voyage, source: Shipping List for "Rolla" http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/cgi-bin/irish/irish.cgi Convict Indents Convict Musters Granted a Pardon 1808 (Col Sec's papers) "St Peter’s Richmond Early People And Burials 1791-1855" Yv

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