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Patrick Kean, one of 180 convicts transported on the Ocean, August 1817
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 54 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Middlesex Gaol Delivery
1st January, 1818
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales
Travelled with 180 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 376
Irish Convict Database, by Peter Mayberry.
||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 5th March, 2021 wrote:
Irish Convict Database, by Peter Mayberry.
Patrick Kean, alias Kane, Kain, Cane, Cain, age on arrival, 13, per Ocean II (1) 1818, Tried Middlesex Gaol Delivery, England, 1816, Life, DOB, 1805, native of Cork Co., Running boy.
Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 05 March 2021), December 1816, trial of PATRICK KEAN (t18161204-55).
PATRICK KEAN, Theft > burglary, 4th December 1816.
58. PATRICK KEAN , was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of George Cornish , about seven, on the night of the 12th of December , with intent to steal, and stealing therefrom six biscuits, value 6d. , the property of the said George Cornish.
CHARLES CORNISH. I am the son of George Cornish ; I was at home last Monday, between seven and eight in the evening; the shop door was partly shut; I saw theprisoner break two windows, and take out some biscuits. There was a crowd round the door; he broke the windows with his elbows. I saw him do it; and he was stopped directly with the biscuits in his hand. Mr. Winder stopped him, the biscuits were picked up; there was no name on them.
MICHAEL WINDER. I am a watch-maker. I was coming down Holborn, and saw a mob coming down towards the procecutor’s house, with the prisoner at the head of them. He came up to Mr. Cornish’s, and said, here is a baker’s-shop, come along; he immediately folded his arms together and broke two pains of glass with his elbows; he took out a quantity of biscuits from the window; I laid hold of him; he said, I am grabbed, rescue me; the mob came round, and I, with my son’s assistance. took him into the shop.
WILLIAM WINDER . I am the son of the last witness. I saw the prisoner come up with the mob; he took his elbows and broke the window, and took out the biscuits. We took hold of him, and he said I am grabbed, rescue me; we got him into the shop. The mob consisted chiefly of boys; they went away directly. It was between seven and eight o’clock.
THOMAS MARTIN . I am a watch-maker. I was in Holborn, and saw a mob, of about two hundred boys, come up to the shop, with the prisoner at their head; he said, here is a baker’s-shop, and put his arms through, and took out some biscuits; Mr. Winder took him; and he said, I am grabbed, rescue me; he was taken into the shop. There was a basket of ginger-bread lost.
GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 13.
Recommended to Mercy, on account of his Age .
Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Richards .
Medical Journal of Ocean for 21 June 1817 to 16 Jan 1818, by George Fairfowl.
Folio 19: Patrick Kean, Convict, aged 15; disease or hurt, severe griping and purging of shiny matter with tenesmus and straining while at stool. Taken ill, 14 December 1817. Dismissed 22 December 1817.
Penny-Lyn Beale on 11th May, 2021 wrote:
1818 - New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents. Ocean - 10 Jan 1818
Age; 12 
Trial where & Date; Middlesex - 4 Dec 1816. Life.
Height; 4 ft. 8 1/2 in
1820 - Convict Muster. No Details. Servant to Mr Reid in the Colony
1826 - New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, Tasmania. 1826
No; 81. Name; Patrick Kean
Ship arrived by; Ocean. To whom assigned; MISSING
1833- New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, Tasmania. 1833 - still MISSING
Convict Changes History
Maureen Withey on 5th March, 2021 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 376
Irish Convict Database, by Peter Mayberry. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 3