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Denis Keefe

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Denis Keefe
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Ireland, Kerry
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Isabella
Departure date: August, 1823
Arrival date: 16th December, 1823
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 14 other convicts

References

Primary source: Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry.
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Community Contributions

Maureen Withey on 5th September, 2019 wrote:

Denis Keefe was 24 when he was convicted in 1823 at Tralee, Co Kerry, and sentenced to 7 years transportation. His trade was shearer, reaper.

It is highly probable that he was the younger brother of Francis Keefe, also convicted at Tralee at the same time, most likely of the same offence of coining.
This being the case, the information below relates to him:

Police Report, Sydney
August 24.—Dennis Keefe, prisoner of the crown, charged with having feloniously and wilfully set fire to, and destroyed, two stacks of grain, principally wheat, on the estate of Messrs. Berry and Wollstonecraft, at Shoalhaven, in whose employ the prisoner had been a government servant; fully committed for trial.

Francis Keefe, holding a ticket of leave, and brother to the above named Dennis Keefe, in whose box at Shoalhaven some letters were addressed to him from the prisoner Francis Keefe, exciting him to rob and plunder his master, and to send down to the spoils to Sydney, was examined, and evidence be taken as to the findings of the letter, and to the handwriting of the prisoner, his ticket of leave was cancelled, and himself ordered to government labour.
Sydney Gazette, 1 Sep 1825

Maureen Withey on 5th September, 2019 wrote:

Oct 14. - Dennis Keefe was indicted for burning 2 stacks of corn, the property of Messrs. Berry and Wollstonecraft, at Shoalhaven, on the 1st of July last.— Not Guilty. Remanded on a fresh information. Sydney Gazette, 17 Oct 1825.

OCT. 22—-Dennis Keefe, prisoner of the crown, another of the late trusty servants of Messrs. Berry and Co. on their estate at Shoal-haven, was charged with having stolen wheat from a barn there, and also with having aided, abetted, and harboured some bushrangers in acts of depredation and robbery on the same premises ; sentenced to a penal settlement for 3 years.
Sydney Gazette, 27 Oct 1825.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 5th September, 2019 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry. (prev. ), firstname: Denis, surname: Keefe, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

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