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Patrick Kirk

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Patrick Kirk
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1800
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 26th April, 1880
Age: 80 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 7 years

Crime: Rioting
Convicted at: Ireland. Tyrone
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Richard Webb
Departure date: 13th October, 1841
Arrival date: 9th March, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 8 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convict records
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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 6th December, 2016 wrote:

Patrick KIRK was convicted at Tyrone for Ribbonism (a secret society of Irish Catholics to protest against the poor conditions for tenant farmers and poor rural people). 7yr transportation sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Richard Webb’ 1842.

Aged 42yrs; married man - wife Catherine, 5 children - 1 son, Patrick, on board with him; farm labourer; Roman Catholic; can read & write; sallow complexion; black hair; brown eyes.
Native Place - Co. Tyrone

15 months Probation Period.
Assigned to various work services. General conduct good.
Ticket of Leave granted 6 Sept 1845
Conditional Pardon approved 5 Oct 1847

Partitioned for approval for his family to be brought out. Recommended 1847.

Patrick Kirk died, at Arthur St. Hobart, of old age on 26 April 1880. Noted that he was born in Ireland, trade - quarryman. (Ref. 35/1/9 no. 2464)

Nell Murphy on 6th December, 2016 wrote:

Child: Patrick KIRK - accompanied his father on the ship ‘Richard Webb’ 1842. Admitted to Queens Orphan School (children of convicts were required to be here) 11 March 1842, 8yrs of age. Discharged on 30 March 1848 to the care of his father, who was now free. (Ref. Orphan no. 3089 SW7, 28).

The family did come out from Ireland. Arrival record (MB2 39/1/11 per the ‘William Jardine’ 26 Aug 1849 - mother Catherine KIRK and children Andrew, John & Francis.
Death record for wife Catherine KIRK 27 April 1879, Arthur St. Hobart (same address as husband), aged 75yrs, quarryman’s wife, cause - chronic bronchitis. (Ref. 35/1/9 no. 1810)
Records of departure for Andrew on 29 Dec 1851 bound for Melbourne, Victoria per the ‘City of Melbourne’, free status, ship to Colony ‘William Jardine’ (ref. 220/1/1 no 500)

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 6th December, 2016 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - convict records (prev. ), firstname: Patrick, surname: Kirk, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1800, date of death: 26th April, 1880, gender: m, occupation, crime

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