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David Leary

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: David Leary
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1796
Occupation: Ploughman/shearer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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: -
Convicted at: Ireland. Limerick
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Ann and Amelia
Departure date: 8th September, 1824
Arrival date: 2nd January, 1825
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 200 other convicts


Primary source: Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry.
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Maureen Withey on 11th December, 2020 wrote:

Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry.
David Leary, age on arrival, 29, per Ann and Amelia 1825, Tried Limerick ?, 1824, Life,  DOB 1796, native of Cork Co.  Shearer Ploughman.


1828 Census
David Leary, age 34. G.S. Ann & Amelia, 1825, Life, catholic. Labourer,  James Blackman, Bathurst district.
James Blackman and his family were farmers at Home Bush, 6 miles north of Bathurst, and there were 11 convict working for him listed in the census. Home Bush land was not cleared, but Blackman had two other farms 70 miles north of Bathurst with cattle and over 1000 sheep.


Convict Index 1791-1873.

David Leary, per Ann and Amelia, 1825, Ticket of Leave,  District, Bathurst; Tried, Limerick. Entry No: 33/371.

David Leary, per Ann and Amelia, 1825, Ticket of Leave,  Tried, Lim. Spr. Ass.  Entry No: 40/1196.

David Leary, per Ann and Amelia, 1825, Conditional Pardon, 1 Oct 1841.


LIMERICK ASSIZES.— March 20 IMPORTANT TRIAL-ATTACK ON GLANASHEEN. At ten o’clock this day, the Sergeant entered the County Court, when the following prisoners were put to the bar: William Thornhill, Patrick Brien, Michael Cochlan, Patrick Hennessy, Edmond Walsh, Richard Ryan. John M’Auliffe, David Leary, John Sheehan, Terence Sweeny, Michael Donovan and Bartholomew Russel, all of whom had been previously arraigned for the well known outrage at Glanasheen, were this morning brought up this morning brought up for trial; but as they refused to join in their challenges, the two last only were given in charge
Westmeath Journal. 1 Apr 1824.

Michael Donovan and Bartholomew Russell, for attacking and demolishing the Barracks Glanasheen, will be hanged on Saturday next. Their associates crime, ten in number, have saved their lives by pleading guilty to the same charge.
Saunders’s News-Letter. 23 April 1824.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 11th December, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry. (prev. ), firstname: David, surname: Leary, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1796, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

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