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John Keane

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Keane
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1803
Occupation: Farm boy, labourer, selector
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Vagrancy
Convicted at: Cork City
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Mary
Departure date: 25th May, 1819
Arrival date: 26th August, 1819
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 160 other convicts

References

Primary source: New South Wales, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls and Related Records, 1790-1849; Irish Convicts to New South Wales 1788-1849, by Peter Mayberry
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Dianne Jones on 12th July, 2020 wrote:

OCCUPATION: Farmer’s boy (see Irish Convicts to New South Wales 1788-1849, by Peter Mayberry).

Dianne Jones on 12th July, 2020 wrote:

1819: John Keane, 16, tried Cork City Spring 1818; farmer’s boy, native of Tralee; 5’4”, fair to ruddy complexion, brown hair and hazel eyes (see Convict Indents, 1788-1842; Bound Indentures 1818-1819).

1825: John Keane, per Mary 1819, residing at Newcastle (see NSW Convict Musters, Class HO10, piece 19).

1836, 16 February: Convicted at Windsor; seven years (see below).

1847, 6 March: John Keane per Mary, labourer, granted Certificate of Freedom #47/238; tried at Windsor 16 February 1836, sentenced to seven years; describes numerous tattoos (see New South Wales, Australia, Certificates of Freedom, 1810-1814, 1827-1867).

1848: Admitted to Newcastle Gaol - John Keane per Mary 1819; slight build, ruddy complexion, grey hair and eyes; crucifix tattoo and several others (see New South Wales, Australia, Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930; Description Book Newcastle 1845-1848).

Dianne Jones on 2nd August, 2020 wrote:

1821, 27 October: John KEANE sent to Newcastle for one year on suspicion of highway robbery (see Cert of Freedom below).

1825, 3 March: John KEANE – Certificate of Freedom #46/3274 – convicted Cork City, Spring 1818, 7 years; native place Co Kerry; labourer; 21, 5’4½”, pale flushed complexion, dark brown hair, blue eyes (see NSW, Australia, Certificates of Freedom, 1810-1814, 1827-1867).

He was issued with another Certificate on 3 July 1835, #35/750; and another on 6 March 1847.

Dianne Jones on 6th August, 2020 wrote:

1828, 21 May: John KEANE per Mary 1 – appeared before the Criminal Court, Sydney; convicted of burglary; 7 years sentence (see below).

1828, 31 August 31: John CAIN [KEANE] per Mary – discharged from the Phoenix Hulk to Moreton Bay per the ship Borodino (see New South Wales, Australia, Convict Records, 1810-1891; Phoenix Hulk: Discharge Book, 1825-1830).

1828, September: Arrived at Moreton Bay – John KEANE prisoner #1427 – per Borodino; convicted by the Criminal Court, Sydney, for burglary, on 21 May 1828; sentenced to 7 years (see Kenneth J. Lamb’s database available at the Queensland Government’s publications; Kenneth J. Lamb, Canberra 2013).

Dianne Jones on 6th August, 2020 wrote:

1829, 16 February: John KEANE absconded from Moreton Bay (see Kenneth J. Lamb’s database available at the Queensland Government’s publications; Kenneth J. Lamb, Canberra 2013).

1829, 22 February: John KEANE was returned to Moreton Bay (see Kenneth J. Lamb’s database available at the Queensland Government’s publications; Kenneth J. Lamb, Canberra 2013).
1832, 3 November: John KEANE absconded from Moreton Bay (see Kenneth J. Lamb’s database available at the Queensland Government’s publications; Kenneth J. Lamb, Canberra 2013).

1832, 16 December: John KEANE was returned to Moreton Bay (see Kenneth J. Lamb’s database available at the Queensland Government’s publications; Kenneth J. Lamb, Canberra 2013).

Dianne Jones on 7th August, 2020 wrote:

1835, 25 July: John KEANE was released from Moreton Bay to Sydney (see Kenneth J. Lamb’s database available at the Queensland Government’s publications; Kenneth J. Lamb, Canberra 2013).

1836, February: John KEANE per Mary 1 admitted to Phoenix Hulk; born 1805; 5’4½”, stout build, ruddy complexion, light grey hair and dark grey eyes; cross and various marks on right arm (see New South Wales, Australia, Convict Records, 1810-1891, Phoenix Hulk: Weekly Transportation Entrance Books, 1833-1837).

Convict Changes History

Dianne Jones on 12th July, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: years, voyage, source: New South Wales, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls and Related Records, 1790-1849; Irish Convicts to New South Wales 1788-1849, by Peter Mayberry (prev. ), firstname: John, surname: Keane, alias1: , alias2: ,

Dianne Jones on 12th July, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, crime

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