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Patrick Kiely

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Patrick Kiely
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1828
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Ireland. Clare
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Blenheim
Departure date: 29th July, 1851
Arrival date: 31st October, 1851
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 10 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts Trove - newspapers online
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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 25th June, 2016 wrote:

Patrick Kiely was convicted at   for stealing a quantity of sugar. 7yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Blenheim’ arriving 1851.

Native place: Limerick
Father - Patrick
Mother - Bridget
Brothers - Thomas & M…..
Aged 23yrs; single; Roman Catholic; 5’2 1/2”; stout build.

14 mths Probation period at Old Wharf
Permission to marry 25 July 1854 - to Biddy Fallow (per ‘Earl Grey’). Approved.
Ticket of Leave 1 Aug 1854
Conditional Pardon 31 July 1855
Certificate of Freedom April 1856

Nell Murphy on 25th June, 2016 wrote:

Further offence in Colony:
22 Oct 1869 Launceston Supreme Court - wilful murder. Guilty. Sentenced to death.

Report from Cornwall Chronicle 5 Nov 1869: “At the Criminal Sittings of the Supreme Court, which commenced on Friday, the 22nd October, the offences charged, with the exception of one of wilful murder were of the ordinary character. The exception was that of Patrick Kiely, who was convicted of be wilful murder of his wife.
Bridget Kiely at Calstock Estate, near Deloraine, on (he 7ih of July last. The murdered woman had been married to Kiely, who had left her for some years,during which she had been again married
to a man named Clarke. On his return to the Deloraine district, she had left Clarke to live with Kieley ; and he finding them together at his house at a late hour on the night of the 28th June, he turned them both out, and the woman went to reside with Clarke. and remained with him until the 7th July, when Kiely went deliberately to the house, where, finding her alone, he cut her throat with a razor, and at some distance from the house burnt a number of articles belonging to her and Clarke, He was partially drunk at the lime, and on his way to Clarke’s he stated that he was “going down to Paddy’s Scrub to kill Biddy ” and on his return be stated to
others that be had cut his wife’s throat,and was contented with what he had done, the jury, in delivering their verdict of guilty, recommended the prisoner to mercy, on the ground that he had been actuated by jealousy. The prisoner was sentenced to death.”

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 25th June, 2016 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts (prev. ), firstname: Patrick, surname: Kiely, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1828, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

Nell Murphy on 25th June, 2016 made the following changes:


Nell Murphy on 25th June, 2016 made the following changes:

convicted at, source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts Trove - newspapers online (prev. Tasmanian Archives - convicts)

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