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Joseph Keenan

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Keenan
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1818
Occupation: Stable boy
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: Pickpocket
Convicted at: Dublin City
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Royal Admiral
Departure date: 27th September, 1834
Arrival date: 22nd January, 1835
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 27 other convicts


Primary source: Convict Annotated Printed Indentures 1835 Royal Admiral. Government Gazette 12 Jan 1838.
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Wendy Smith on 17th June, 2019 wrote:

Described in Convict Indentures as being 18 year; Education Could read only; religion Roman Catholic; Native place County Kildare; Convicted on 12 April 1834 in Dublin for picking pockets; Prior convictions two for which he served 6 months each; Height 5 feet 5 inches; complexion Dark Yellow (should it be sallow?) Hair Black and Dark grey eyes.  Remarks - scar left check, scar inside left thumb, scar above cap of right knee - brother James Keenan seven years age (Did this mean he had been transported seven years ago?).  Prisoner number 35-370.  Assigned to Mr James Wright at Lanyon,  Lanyon is now located in the southern part of Canberra, ACT.  Absconded from James Wright on 20 November 1837.  Still missing on 12 January 1838.  Must have returned because he his recorded twice in the Queanbeyan Depositions 1841 on 13 January 1841 and 2 June 1841 before Mr A. T. Faunce.  13 January for Dissalutly conduct.  Found Guilty and sentenced to 30 lashes and 2 June found guilty of neglect of duty.  Sentenced to 25 lashes.

Wendy Smith on 17th June, 2019 wrote:

Reference: The Lanyon Saga by Bruce Moore (1982).  A list of convicts are provided who were assigned to Lanyon between 1835 and 1840.  Although Joseph Keenan is not mentioned he should be included in the list as he look after the bullocks at Lanyon.

Convict Changes History

Wendy Smith on 17th June, 2019 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Convict Annotated Printed Indentures 1835 Royal Admiral. Government Gazette 12 Jan 1838. (prev. ), firstname: Joseph, surname: Keenan, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1818, date of death

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