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Denis Keenan

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Denis Keenan
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1813
Occupation: School teacher
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Faculige (felony/false pretences)
Convicted at: Ireland, Kings County
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Kinnear
Departure date: 10th July, 1842
Arrival date: 23rd October, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 172 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Records.
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Community Contributions

Maureen Withey on 7th January, 2022 wrote:

Indent Kinnear: https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON14-1-17$init=CON14-1-17P34 and https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON14-1-17$init=CON14-1-17P35
6749. Denis Keenan, tried at Kings, 4 March 1842, 7 years. Age 29, height 5ft 6, catholic, can read and write, single.  Offence: Obtaining shop goods, veg, tea, sugar, cloth, cording, &c, under false pretences. Surgeon’s Report; Highly recommended, Schoolmaster. Trade, Schoolmaster. Native place, Queens Co. Remarks: F, John at N.P.; M at same place, 2B, McLaughlin, John.


Conduct Record: https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON33-1-28$init=CON33-1-28p91

20 April 1846, Ticket of Leave.

Cert, 27/5/1849.

Kings County.
Denis Keenan, a national schoolmaster, was found guilty of obtaining goods to the amount of three pounds under false pretences, by means of a forged guarantee, purporting to have been written by the Rev. Patrick Rigney, P.P. of Philipstown. The manner of the prisoner was most hardened, and he was sentenced to transportation for seven years.
Warder and Dublin Weekly Mail, 12 March 1842.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 7th January, 2022 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Records. (prev. ), firstname: Denis, surname: Keenan, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1813, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

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