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||18th September, 1819
life span was 60 years*
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Sentenced to 7 years
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D Wong on 25th September, 2016 wrote:
Christopher Keegan was listed on the Irish Convicts database as being born in 1798 and 21 years old on arrival. He was transported for ‘stealing plate’.
On the Convicts received on board the Bencoolen at Cove of Cork in Ireland, list he was listed as 34.
Christopher was transferred to VDL per ‘Admiral Cockburn’ on 16/9/1819
18/9/1819: Christopher was found dead, listed as 40 years old on the entry of deaths recorded in VDL.
25/9/1819 Hobart Town Gazette:
On Monday last a Coroner’s Inquest was held at the Sign of the Chequers in Clarence
Plains, on the body of an unfortunate man named Christopher Keegan, who had only landed from the Admiral Cockburn on Saturday last, on which day it appeared the deceased had been assigned as a servant to Mr. Lawler, a settler residing beyond the Muddy Plains; and was sent by him with another servant to his farm; but having been drinking rather freely, they lost each other in the woods, the night being very dark and raining very hard. His companion, however, reached home near daylight on Sunday morning; and not hearing of Keegan, dispatched a person in the house to search for him, who found him lying about a mile from the house; he immediately went for further assistance to a hut belonging to the Government lime-burners, but before the necessary aid arrived, the unfortunate man was dead.
The Jury returned a verdict—Accidental Death.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 25th September, 2016 made the following changes:
convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: ttp://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/cgi-bin/irish/irish.cgi (prev. ), firstname: Christopher, surname: Keegan, alias1: Keagan, alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1798, date of death: 18th September, 1819