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Richard Hennessy

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Hennessy
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1778
Occupation: Ploughman
Date of Death: 27th November, 1839
Age: 61 years

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: Horse theft
Convicted at: County Kilkenny
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Mangles
Departure date: 21st June, 1822
Arrival date: 8th November, 1822
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 11 other convicts


Primary source: Mangles 1822 http://www.frankmurray.com.au
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Community Contributions

Jill Davy on 31st May, 2012 wrote:

Mangles sailed from Cork June 1822 via Rio and arrived Sydney November 1822.
Richard Hennessy was convicted of horse stealing at Spring Assizes 1822 in County Kilkenny and was sentenced to Life.  He was assigned to John Bowman at Richmond.  He received his Ticket of Leave in 1834 No34/629.  Some of his children were also transported to NSW ie daughters Mary and Catherine.

Maureen Withey on 10th February, 2020 wrote:

Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry.
Richard Hennessy, age 44, ship Mangles (2) 1822, tried 1822 at Kilkenny Co. sentence - Life, native of Clonmel Tipperary Co. trade- milkman ploughman. B 1778.

D Wong on 22nd February, 2020 wrote:

Son Maurice Hennessy was transported per ‘Castle Forbes’ 1824.

Son William Hennessy was transported per ‘Larkins’ 1829.

Convict Changes History

Jill Davy on 31st May, 2012 made the following changes:

new convict, voyage 107, convicted at 951, crime 28, firstname Richard, surname Hennessy, source Mangles 1822 www.frankmurray.com.au, date of death 1839-11-27, gender m

Maureen Withey on 10th February, 2020 made the following changes:

term: 99 years, voyage, source: Mangles 1822 www.frankmurray.com.au (prev. Mangles 1822 www.frankmurray.com.au), date of birth: 1778 (prev. 0000), occupation

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