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Daniel Irwin

Daniel Irwin, one of 160 convicts transported on the Richmond, November 1822

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Daniel Irwin
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Norfolk, City of Norwich Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Richmond
Departure date: 27th November, 1821
Arrival date: 30th April, 1822
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 125 (64)
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Maureen Withey on 13th April, 2022 wrote:

Tasmanian Muster Roll. https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON13-1-2$init=CON13-1-2P171
Daniel Irwin,  tried Norfolk, (City of Norwich) Assizes, 13 Aug 1821, Life.


Daniel Irwin, aged 21, was charged with breaking and entering warehouse belonging to John Brownfield, of the city Norwich, manufacturer, in the night of the 31st of May last, early the following morning, and stealing thereout bombazine and silk the value of 300£ and upwards.  It appeared from the evidence, that the prisoner was discharged servant the prosecutor, and an Irishman, and well acquainted with every part of the prosecutor’s premises. On the evening the 31 May last, Prosecutor being from home, his son, Mr. Jas. Brownfield, closed the warehouses, and locked up in the usual manner! The next morning he was alarmed early by a gardener residing in the premises adjoining those of the prosecutor, who informed him that from traces of feet in his garden and other appearances, he suspected some one had been over his wall to rob the warehouses of Prosecutor.  Mr. Jas. Brownfield immediately unlocked the warehouse, and on going into the back room found it had been entered by the window, and the following articles, amongst others, stole from the room, one piece of black bombazine numbered 13194. and 1 bale of raw silk, and part of another half bale of silk, weighing about 170 lbs, and worth upwards ? It appeared also on farther inspection, that the lock of a desk in the room had been broken open, as well as internal locks —Hand-bills offer large reward for the apprehension of the parties concerned were issued, and every other method used to to succeed in detecting the robbery, but without effect; however, after a lapse of some time, suspicion fell upon the prisoner, he having abruptly left Norwich with his family, and the mode in which the robbery was effected indicating that it must have been done by some one intimately acquainted with the premises—The prosecutor succeeded in tracing the prisoner to Cambridge, where he was apprehended, and at his lodgings were found the remain of the piece of bombazine lost, with the number partially picked out, and also great part of the silk—The prisoner was charged with the robbery before Mr. Purchase, magistrate of Cambridge, made a confession, which was produced and read in Court: it stated that three other persons, John Parish, Wm Brown, and Thos. Baty were engaged with him committing the robbery; in consequence which confession, Baty, Parish and Brown were apprehended, and upon examination Parish was fully committed for trial, and Baty and Brow were remanded for further examination; but upon a rehearing of the business at the Hall, the prisoner contradicted his statement, and confessed that and his wife were the only persons concerned in the robbery, in consequence which the other three were discharged. The bombazine was produced and fully identified by Thos. Parker, clerk of the prosecutor.  —Guilty stealing the value of ?– Death.
Norfolk Chronicle, 25 Aug 1821.

Maureen Withey on 13th April, 2022 wrote:

Tasmanian Conduct Record: https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON31-1-23$init=CON31-1-23p10
No 18. Dan. Irwin, Transported for Stealing in a dwelling house. Gaol report, Orderly. Hulk report, orderly. Stated wife and 1 child at Norwich.
Conditional Pardon No 762, 29 Sept 1835.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 13th April, 2022 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

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