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Honora Leahy

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Honora Leahy
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1823
Occupation: Servant
Date of Death: 2nd May, 1903
Age: 80 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Cork County
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Midlothian
Departure date: 17th November, 1852
Arrival date: 24th February, 1853
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 26 other convicts


Primary source: http://portal.archives.tas.gov.au Tasmanian Archives - Convicts
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Community Contributions

Anonymous on 26th June, 2012 wrote:

Honora was a married woman. Husband’s name Denis Leahy. (Honora’s maiden name may have been Denehy?) Convicted at County Cork for stealing a sheet of material. 7yr transportation. Native Place: County Cork. Aged 30 yrs. R.C. could read. 5’2". Very good clear conduct record. Assigned to Mr. Henry Briggs, Jerusalem, Tasmania. Applied for and granted permission to marry ex convict Emanuel John Henry Smith (1854). Two known children: Eliza and Henry Emmanuel. Lived in the Oatlands district of Tasmania and died there, aged 80yrs.

Tim Wright on 13th February, 2014 wrote:

Children (with Emmanuel Smith):
Eliza 1855-1917
Henry Emmanuel 1857-1930
George Thomas 1859-1933
Mary Ann 1863-1926

Carol Axton-Thompson on 14th February, 2014 wrote:

Would appreciate any other information on Honora (& her family, particularly daughter Eliza). Ancestor’s of my family. Message posted on Convict Records Facebook page.

Nell Murphy on 28th April, 2016 wrote:

Family: 1st Husband Dennis xxx.
Brothers Michael, Thomas and Cornelius (America). Sisters Betty and Judith at Native Place. Mother - Mary. (ref. Convict Indent pages 28 & 29)

Queens Orphan School, New Town, Hobart: Records of the Orphan School show that 3 children - Eliza, Henry Emmanuel & George were admitted in 1864 when their father, Emmanuel J.H. Smith, was a prisoner.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 26th June, 2012 made the following changes:

new convict, term 7, convicted at 901, occupation 35, crime 8, firstname Honora, surname Leahy, source http://portal.archives.tas.gov.au Tasmanian Archives - Convicts, date of birth 1823-00-00, date of death 1903-05-02, gender f

Carol Axton-Thompson on 8th June, 2013 made the following changes:

voyage, source

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