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||12th October, 1846
life span was 56 years*
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Sentenced to Life
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Nell Murphy on 4th October, 2019 wrote:
Lawrence KAVANAGH was convicted at Dublin, Ireland on 14 Aug 1828 for burglary. Life sentence. Transported to New South Wales, Australia per the ship “Fergusson”.
Native place of birth: Waterford, Ireland (ref. convict record)
Colony of NSW:
1833: Insolence. Sent to Norfolk Island (off the east coast of NSW), 14 yrs. Spent 9 yrs there.
12 April 1842: Attempted murder - shooting at Capts Hunter & Dobbie. Committed to trial at Sydney, NSW. Life sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the “Marian Watson” 1842.
1842 convict record: Aged 30yrs; stonemason; 5’10 1/2” height; pale complexion; brown to grey hair; lt grey eyes; Roman Catholic; not literate; single man.
Stated his mother Sarah was now in NSW.
Brothers: Martin, Andrew & Bryan at Dublin.
Native place of birth: Wicklow, Ireland
7 Sept 1843: Hobart Supreme Court - felony. Death, commuted to Life sentence. To be sent, again, to Norfolk Island. Note: “Kavanagh, with good conduct, may look forward to my recommendation to have his period shortened, henious as his offences have been, but at present it is quite out of the question my doing so. 1845
12 Oct 1846: Executed, at Norfolk Island. (ref. noted on Tasmanian Convict record, but not details)
Penny-Lyn Beale on 7th February, 2021 wrote:
SISTER; Catherine Kavanagh. Arrived per Ship; Edward - 1829. Refer Indent No; 170
BROTHER; Martin Kavanagh. Per Ship; Castle Forbes; Died at Sea. 6 Jan 1823.Diarrhea
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 4th October, 2019 made the following changes:
convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives (prev. ), firstname: Lawrence, surname: Kavanagh, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1812, date of death: 12th October, 1846, gender: m, occupation, crime