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John Hennessy

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Hennessy
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1796
Occupation: Coachman/groom
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Cork City
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Countess of Harcourt
Departure date: 3rd September, 1822
Arrival date: 21st December, 1822
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 81 other convicts


Primary source: Colonial Secretary Index. Irish Convict Database, by Peter Mayberry.
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Community Contributions

Maureen Withey on 15th November, 2020 wrote:

Irish Convict Database, by Peter Mayberry.
John Hennessy,  age 26, per Countess of Harcourt (2) (1822), Tried at Cork City, 1822, 7 years,  DOB 1796,  native place,  Cork, Coach man groom. 


THE undermentioned Persons have obtained Certificates of Freedom during the last week, viz.
Countess of Harcourt(2),  John Hennessy.
Sydney Gazette, 23 July 1829.


Colonial Secretary Index.

HENNESSY, John. Per “Countess of Harcourt”, 1822
1822 Dec 26 - On list of convicts landed from the “Countess of Harcourt” and forwarded to Bathurst for distribution (Reel 6010; 4/3507 p.117)
1824 Apr, Nov - On returns of prisoners punished at Bathurst; two year added to his original sentence for attempting to break into the Commissariat Store (Reel 6023; 4/6671 pp.9, 23)
1824 Apr 10 - On list of prisoners on establishment at Bathurst with sentences not transmitted (Reel 6028; 2/8283 p.100)

Maureen Withey on 15th November, 2020 wrote:

Moreton Bay Convict Register.
John Henessy, per Css. Of Harcourt 2, Original conviction, Cork City Spring Ass. 1822, Larceny, 7 years, Groom, Colonial conviction: Gen Sess. Sutton Forest, 24 Dec 1827, Embezzling Government property, 18 months,  to Sydney, 21 Jun 1829.
Description: John Hennessey, native of Cork, age 32, 5ft 1 ½, sallow comp, dk rown hair, hazel eyes, catholic.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 15th November, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Colonial Secretary Index. Irish Convict Database, by Peter Mayberry. (prev. ), firstname: John, surname: Hennessy, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1796, date of death: 0000, gender: m, o

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