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Thomas Kenny

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Kenny
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1802
Occupation: Blacksmith
Date of Death: 28th April, 1821
Age: 19 years

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 Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Ireland, Dublin
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Bencoolen
Departure date: 24th April, 1819
Arrival date: 25th August, 1819
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 83 other convicts

References

Primary source: Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry. Hobart Town Gazette, 9 Dec 1820
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Community Contributions

Maureen Withey on 3rd December, 2019 wrote:

ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY POUNDS REWARD.  POLICE OFFICE, HOBART TOWN,
28th November, 1820.
WHEREAS THOMAS KENNY (No. 73), a Convict, 5 feet 3¼ inches high, brown Hair, dark grey Eyes, 18 years of Age, a Blacksmith by Trade, was tried in the County of Dublin in 1818, was sentenced to be transported for Life, born in the county of West-meath, has a Crucifix above the Elbow on the right Arm, T. K. on the left Arm, arrived at Sydney in the Ship Bencoolen, and here in the Ship Admiral Cockburn, charged with Wilful Murder ;-
Hobart Town Gazette, 9 Dec 1820

Maureen Withey on 3rd December, 2019 wrote:

Irish Convict Database:
Thomas Kenny, age 18, Bencoolen, Tried at Dublin Co. in 1818, sentenced to Life, native of Westmeath, blacksmith apprentice.

Maureen Withey on 3rd December, 2019 wrote:

On Wednesday last, Thomas Kenny, one of the prisoners who lately broke out of the jail, went into a stock-keeper’s hut at Jericho, where a private of the 48th Regiment happened fortunately to be at the time, but did not know the prisoner, who immediately went out of the hut, when a woman who knew Kenny gave the alarm: he was pursued, and with the assistance of another person soon retaken. - As none of the rest of the gang were about the neighbourhood when he was taken, it is supposed that he must have separated himself from them.
Hobart Town Gazette, 23 Dec 1820.

D Wong on 4th December, 2019 wrote:

*** TWO THOMAS KENNY’S ON THIS VOYAGE ***

Medical Journal of the Bencoolen 1819:
Folio 62: Thomas Kenny, aged 18; where and when tried, November 1818, Dublin; crime, burglary; term of transportation, life.

Thomas was 5’5¼” tall, fair ruddy complexion, dark flaxen hair, hazl eyes.

Occupation: Blacksmith’s apprentice.

Native Place: Westmeath.

September 1819: Transferred to VDL per ‘Admiral Cockburn’.

31/3/1821 Hobart Town Gazette:
Sentenced to death on a charge of robbery in the dwelling house.

28/4/1821 Hobart Town Gazette:
Hanged along with 9 other men for various crimes.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 3rd December, 2019 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry. Hobart Town Gazette, 9 Dec 1820 (prev. ), firstname: Thomas, surname: Kenny, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1802, date of death: 0000, gender:

D Wong on 4th December, 2019 made the following changes:

date of death: 28th April, 1821 (prev. 0000)

D Wong on 4th December, 2019 made the following changes:

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