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William Lehane

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Lehane
Aliases: Lyons, Leehan, Lehan, Lehars
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1799
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 1879
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: Stealing
Convicted at: Cork City
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Edward
Departure date: 17th October, 1830
Arrival date: 22nd February, 1831
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 25 other convicts

References

Primary source: New South Wales, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls and Related Records, 1790-1849; Irish Convicts to New South Wales 1788-1849, by Peter Mayberry VIC Birth Deaths Marriages (DEATH Reg No:11667 / 1879) Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers Baptism Date 3 Mar 1879 Baptism Place - St Marys. Cork City, Ireland; Diocese Cork and Ross (Father James Lehane, Mother Cetherine Lowry) from Ancestry
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Dianne Jones on 13th July, 2020 wrote:

William LEHANE was originally sent to New South Wales in 1819 for seven years, aboard the Mary 2, on a charge of vagrancy.

This timeline begins with his original sentence in 1818, under his first identity - William LYONS. It follows him up to his death in 1848 when he was, once again, known as William LYONS.

Dianne Jones on 13th July, 2020 wrote:

TRIED: William LYONS tried Lent 1818 at Cork City for vagrancy; seven years (see New South Wales, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls and Related Records, 1790-1849).

1819: William LYONS, 19, labourer, 5’6”, florid complexion, flaxen hair and hazel eyes (see NSW Convict Indents, 1788-1842; Bound Indentures 1818-1819).

1825: General Muster – William LYONS, free by servitude, labourer, Sydney (see NSW and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, 1806-1849, NSW General muster A-L 1825).

At some time before 14 August 1830 he returned to Ireland.

1830, 14 August: Now William LEHANE, 30. He was tried at Cork, found guilty of stealing clothes from a car, and sentenced to seven years’ transportation (NSW Convict Indents, 1788-1842 for William Lehane, Bound Indentures 1830-1832).

1830: Cork Gaol – prisoner 354 William LEHANE (see Ireland, Prison Registers, 1790-1924 for William Lehane, Cork, Cork County 1826-1842).

1830, 17 October: Aboard the Edward 2, departed Cork, with 157 other male convicts bound for NSW.

Dianne Jones on 13th July, 2020 wrote:

1831: Convict Ship Muster Roll – #135 William LEHANE convicted City of Cork, 30, 5’7”, grey eyes, fair hair, fair complexion, tried Summer 1830, larceny from a car, 7 years (see NSW Convict Ship Muster Rolls and Related Records, 1790-1849; 1831 Edward).

1831, 22 February: Arrived NSW per Edward 2. William LEHANE or LYONS – #37/14 and #7/791 – 31, can read; Catholic, single; native place Cork; road overseer in this Colony and warehouseman; stealing clothes from a car, tried Cork, 14 August 1830, 7 years; 5’6 ¾”, ruddy complexion, light brown hair and hazel eyes. Sent to Major Druitt at Mount Druitt (see NSW Convict Indents, 1788-1842 for William Lehane, Bound Indentures 1830-1832).

1836, 8 March: Ticket of Leave – William LEHANE (LEHARS) per Edward (2) 1831, City of Cork Summer Assizes, 7 years; Ticket #86/311; Prisoner’s #31/329. Granted for the District of Melville, Penrith. Dated Sept 1835.

Notation on the above document: “Cancelled for riotous, …tinous and insubordinate conduct per Colonial Secretary’s letter 37/380 dated 17 May 1837.” (see Convict Pardons and Tickets of Leave, 1834-1859; Pardons)

Dianne Jones on 13th July, 2020 wrote:

1837, 10 March: Admitted to Parramatta jail – William LEEHAN per Edward 1831, Ticket of Leave, Catholic; no trade; admitted from Penrith; sent to Hyde Park Barracks on 14 March (see NSW Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930; for William Leehan Entrance Book Parramatta 1836-1838).
1837, 17 May: Ticket of Leave cancelled (see entry for 1836).

1837, 25 August: Certificate of Freedom #37/707 – William LEHANE per Edward 2; labourer; born 1799; 5’6 ½”, ruddy complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; nose has been broken (see Certificates of Freedom, 1810-1814, 1827-1867; Butts of Certificates of Freedom 1837 August All Records).
1840: William LEHAN (Lyons) married Bridget NORTON, NSW; registered Sydney, NSW; 22/1840 V184022 24B (see Australia, Marriage Index, 1788-1950; and NSW BDM).
With Bridget Norton (1819-1876) he had two children, Ellen Catherine Lyons (b1842; family research ancestry.com.au) and William Lyons (b1844; NSW BDM #1526/1844 V18441526 134).

1842-43: A William LYONS was paying rates on a dwelling house in Gloucester Street, electorate of Gipps, Sydney (see New South Wales, Australia Historical Electoral Rolls, 1842-1864; 1842-843 Sydney Gipps).

1848: Death of William LYONS, in Sydney, aged 50; registered Sydney, NSW #1944/1848 V18481944 116 (see NSW BDM records).

1848: Buried in the Devonshire Cemetery. Reburied 1901 Gore Hill Cemetery, St Leonards, NSW (see family research on Ancestry.com.au)

Alison Knudsen on 24th April, 2021 wrote:

There is a William Lehane who died in Vic in 1879 who’s age could match this convict. He was from Ireland originally. And went by the name Lyons and Lehane???

D Wong on 24th April, 2021 wrote:

William Lehane from Victoria was married to Fanny Hogan and he came from Tipperary—so presumably not the convict above, although his birth and death dates are similar.

Convict Changes History

Dianne Jones on 13th July, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: New South Wales, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls and Related Records, 1790-1849; Irish Convicts to New South Wales 1788-1849, by Peter Mayberry (prev. ), firstname: William, surname: Lehane, alias1: Lyons,

Dianne Jones on 13th July, 2020 made the following changes:

voyage, date of death: 1848 (prev. 0000)

Dianne Jones on 13th July, 2020 made the following changes:

alias2: Leehan, alias3: Lehan, alias4: Lehars

Alison Knudsen on 24th April, 2021 made the following changes:

source: New South Wales, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls and Related Records, 1790-1849; Irish Convicts to New South Wales 1788-1849, by Peter Mayberry VIC Birth Deaths Marriages (DEATH Reg No:11667 / 1879) Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers Baptism

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