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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

References

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. 

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

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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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