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Patrick Hennessy

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Patrick Hennessy
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1810
Occupation: Errand boy
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Ireland, Cork
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Eliza
Departure date: 10th May, 1832
Arrival date: 6th September, 1832
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 12 other convicts


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Community Contributions

Julie Rourke on 22nd February, 2020 wrote:

List of runaway apprehended up to the 25th February from William Lawson Bathurst.
Ship - Eliza

D Wong on 22nd February, 2020 wrote:

24/3/1832 Kerry Evening Post Kerry, Republic of Ireland:
Michael Linnehan, Patrick Hennessy, and George Cottor, three boys were indicted for assaulting Catherine Kenney, and stealing from her a thirty shilling note, a pound note, and some silver.  The prosecutrix was going down Dingle-lane to the milk market last Thursday evening, between six and seven o’clock, and met the prisoners in the lane ; they caught hold of her and pulled her about ; she afterwards missed the money ; next morning a peace-officer discovered them at breakfast, and found £3 18s. on Hennessy.  The Prosecutrix fully identified them.
Guilty___sentence of death recorded, but recommended to mercy in consequence of their youth.

No ships found for Michael Linnehan or George Cottor/Cotter.

Patrick Hennessy was listed as 13 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Cork.

Patrick was literate, RC, Single, 4’9½” tall, ruddy ad freckled complexion, brown hair, hazel grey eyes, scar outer corner left eyebrow, scar left cheek, top joint little finger right hand disfigured.

1/7/1840: Sydney QS: Absconding and horse stealing from Robert Nichols Kent (looks like) Sydney.
Absconded from Mr. Lawson, Bathurst, been with him 11 years
5’7”, aged 24, still single.
There was more but hard to read.
Image 60 on his Indent to VDL.

1840: Sent to Norfolk Island.

1844: Arrived VDL per ‘Lady Franklin’.

15//7/1857 The Courier, Hobart:
CUNNING ROBBERY AT BRIDGEWATER.___On Monday a man who gave his name as Patrick Hennessy was charged before Mr. Tarleton, police magistrate at New Norfolk, with having stolen monies from the holl house at Bridgewater to some amount, under the following circumstances.  It seems that some week or ten days since, Mr. Webb, the toll collector, and his two assistants, worked the bridge open to allow the Monarch steamer to pass, and Hennessy noticing that all the male persons belonging to the toll house were on the opposite side of the river to that building, entered the outer office as if to light his pipe, instead of doing which, however, he commenced emptying a drawer in which the cash was kept….cont…..
he let some silver fall, was stopped by Mrs. Webb and then handed over to police…..cont.  The prisoner was summarily tried and convicted, and was sentenced to three years’ labour in chains.

22/3/1860: Representing himself to be free .. 9 months imprisonment with hard labour.

24/7/1861: Stealing a coat..18 month imprisonment with hard labour.

Was described as an inveterate criminal who should not be at large.

12/12/1865: CP

Have not found a date of death for Patrick.

Convict Changes History

Julie Rourke on 22nd February, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: years, voyage, source: https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2210945 (prev. ), firstname: Patrick, surname: Hennessy, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 22nd February, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2210945 http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/cgi-bin/irish/irish.cgi Ancestry Convict Indents https://libraries.tas.gov.au/Pages/Home.aspx http://foundersandsurvivors.or

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